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One Arm Chin-Up (Oac)


#1

I have the strong belief the Oac deserves it's own thread.
The one arm chin up has been my training-lifelong dream. In fact I found out T-Nation while searching how to master this beastly skill (beastskills.com).

After about two years training with the one arm chin in mind, I was able to do one at the beginning of summer, but then stopped training it for a while. This fall, my aim is to be able to do a few of these, while still being strong in all the basics like squatz, deadlifts and bench.

Does anyone else on T-Nation have the same goal as me?
I'll post my progress in this thread, and anyone is invited to post their Oac experience.


#2

Maybe this isn't the right forum for the post
A lot of strongmen can do chinups...but I doubt any serious competitors (read 105kgs plus) could do them.

If I am wrong...I need to start training for them

(not to discredit any strongman competitors that are of a lighter body weight)


#3

why stop at one arm? go for one finger!


#4

A few years back I trained for the Oac and finally got to the point where I could do one rep. Unfortunately now with weight gain and lack of training for oac I can't do it anymore. It's a serious aspiration though, more power to you.


#5

Just got to this level myself. Huge strain on my arm however so I now only pull it out for party trick purposes. Took me roughly one year of chinups to be able to complete one rep.


#6

This is one of my goals. Wat type of chinup routine did you use?


#7

I can do 3\4 of an Oac. I am working on it. I'm doing a lot of upper back and grip work, as well as chins EOD.


#8

#9

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#10

yes i would


#11

your tendons and liagments are going


#12

THE OAP IS A SKILL MOVEMENT LIKE A HANDSTAND.ITS A MOVEMENT THAT PUTS 175 % ON THE TENDONS FIRST.I BEEN STUNY THE MOVEMENT FOR 10 YEARS


#13

SORRY STUDY


#14

I AM KNOWN AS ON AN OLD CLIMBERS SITE AS SAMSON


#15

SORRY STUDY


#16

STUDY THE TYPE OF STRENGTH IT IS AND SKILL.


#17

SKILL FIRST,,,


#18

Anyone from T-Nation who can do an OAC? Please post your video.


#19

that was one of the most impressive things i have ever seen :\


#20

i had a stroke 8 years ago I could do it,, so Im trying to do one now