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On my way to a one arm chin

Hey guys. I was just messing around today with my new wrist straps and I ended up doing 10 assisted one arm chins. Assisted by having my left hand on my right wrist.

I dunno, I was impressed with myself with the progress I’m making. Not to mention I’m starting to see abs! Sometimes I just look in the mirror and can’t help but be happy seeing the progress I’m making.

Right. I’ll shut up now. I need to make my pemmican lol.

Neil

That’s what it’s all about – progress. If you’re noticing changes, then congratulations.

Use it to futher motivate yourself.

hey neil were those wide or close grip chins?

j/k

…brings back bad memories of one your earlier posts…

No you didn’t.

I think I spot a dissenter out there.

Too funny, Machine!

:slight_smile:

Wow - that’s totally outstanding, Neil! Last summer I
worked my way up to 21 chest touching the bar chins.
Plus I was able to do 4 reps with a 45lb plate hanging
from my waist. So I figured I was ready to perform my
first one arm assisted chin. Well, I failed miserably on
countless attempts. Picture a spastic tree frog
dangling from a branch

Haven’t tried since :frowning:

Please get your terminology right. What you’re talking about is a one-handed chin, not a one-armed chin. A one-armed chin is just that, where you use ONE arm, not one to grab the bar and another one to grab your wrist.

niel:
you need to have in the bag the chin + bodyweight BEFORE you can THINK about one armers.

just thought you should know.

s-man

Joey Z-You could only do four reps with a 45 but could do 21 with BW? Thats messed up. The most i could ever do is 8 pullups but i could do reps with a 35.

I’m similar to Joey Z also. I can only do 5-6 reps with a 45 but I can do 20 total chins.

Char’s the man, it’s terminology.

Take myself. I can do a couple of those 1 handed things (with the other hand on the wrist) but it all falls to crap if I try to do a true one armed pullup.

Also I find the grip position alters results too. Chins I consider as having your palms facing you, with pullups being palms away. And I can do different amounts of each, I find chins easier to do more of.

Goldberg - My explanation: I’m only 5 foot 7.5 and
look like a shrunk down version of you. (Same hair
cut too!) At my BW and limb length it’s easier to
do a high number of chins. Adding a 45lb plate is a
different issue because it represents a higher %
of my total BW than it would with someone of
your size.

Don’t know what Jason’s deal is though.

The heavier you are the less difference extra weight makes.

-Zulu

Char - Point well taken! I “tried” mine with one hand on
the bar and the other supporting the wrist of the working
limb.

Joey Z, I’m also 5’7 and only weigh 160 right now so I guess that explains it.