181218 - Tips Tuesday - Chin up vs. Pull Up

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BASICALLY a pull up is when you hang from the bar with your palms facing away from you (pronated) and you pull your body up to the bar until your chin goes over the plane of the bar AND a chin up is where your palms are facing you as you do this movement.

As you can tell from the anatomy picture below, both activate similar muscles but the pull up gets a little more involved in the forearm and the back muscles. Chin ups are a huge bicep activation movement. That being said, chin ups are easier and can help lead to more or better pull ups as part of training so TODAY we are going to switch the emom to sets of strict chin ups! :)

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WARM UP - :20 on and :10 off for 6 rounds of cardio
Walking Lunges
Skips
Broad Jumps
Low Side Shuffle
Inch Worm

MOBILIZE - Z Sit
Bretzel

COACH PREP - Review Movements

WOD - Tabata
Jump Lunges
KB Russian Swing
Squat Hops
Barbell Push Press 75/55
(:20 on/:10 off) continuous 16 rounds or 8 each

POST WOD SKILL WORK - EMOM 8:
Max Strict Chin Ups (Goal is more than 4 each round)