Swimmers don't understand training without it strength work.
The dominated is a regular exercise in your dry workout since it provides such an important global upper body work in swimming.
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What is a chin-up?
As we already know, the chin-up consists of raising the body by grasping a bar at a certain height with the hands.
Depending on the position of the hands on the bar, the involvement of the muscles varies, but the reality is that it involves most of the muscles of the upper body as we see in the following diagram:
In order for you to include this exercise in your training routines, you need to be prepared in terms of technique and strength requirements.
4 chin-up exercises
We advise you to start with the following 4 exercises arranged progressively so that you can finally perform pull-ups without risk of injury:
Pull to the chest
A movement similar to that of the chin-up is performed, only in the opposite direction, that is, in this exercise the bar is brought to our chest and in the chin-up it is our body that rises to the bar.
You can vary the grips as in the pull-up.
To be able to work unilaterally and thus observe if there are differences in our arms, we can perform one-hand pulls on a high pulley, either sitting or on the floor.
Another variant is to perform it standing up with an elastic band attached to the chin-up bar.
It consists of performing only the eccentric phase of the domina, the descent. To do this, use a support that helps you rise to the bar without much effort.
This exercise will allow you to gain strength in your grip and movement so that you can finally achieve a complete pull-up.
Dominated with rubber
Using a rubber or elastic band will help you with your first pull-ups.
You must progress in the way of use (placing the feet is more advantageous than the knees) and in the resistance of the rubber, so that you will notice the progression.
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