I’m a 24 year old female, seriously weight training for about a year and a half now. I’ve recently read an article on the site by Charles Poliquin : The Top Seven Upper Back Exercises. Very informative article, thank you!
One of the things that grabbed me though was the following about the Sternum chin-ups:
"One of my female assistants Jose Tremblay from Montreal can do them using a 5050 tempo (that’s five seconds on the way down and five seconds on the way up). Who ever said that women can’t do chins?
By the way, one of the ways that I assess the quality of a coach or personal trainer is by a simple test. If qualified, a coach or personal trainer should be able to get a female trainee to do 12 shoulder-width supinated chin-ups in 12 weeks?that is, of course, assuming that her bodyfat is within normal range. This test, as you can imagine, clearly indicates that there are very few personal trainers out there who know what they’re doing."
Wow!!! Now like I said, I’ve been training for about a year and a half now, and I thought I’d be patient and give myself until the end of the year to do a pull up without any assitance. Now he says that it’s possible for 12 reps in 12 weeks??!!
Now although I don’t look like Monica Brant yet(note the YET in the sentence :-)), I’m in good shape and at intermediate training level! Could you give me some pointers regarding the chins please? Maybe I’ll be able to achieve this in a few months!!
Your help is much appreciated.