Chin-Up Exercise

Chin-Ups – Martial Arts Strength Training

This page provides details on the exercise known as a “Chin-Up”. This bodyweight exercise can improve martial arts punching power and grappling strength. Chin-ups work primarily on strengthening a person’s arms, upper back, shoulder muscles, etc.

A chin-up differs from a pull-up because your palms face inwards when on the bar. In contrast, for a pull-up, your palms face outwards when on the bar. All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.

Instructional Video for Chin-Ups