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Two-Finger Chin-Ups


#1

I wasn't sure where to put this sense I feel like Its a pretty dumb question but curiosity has gotten the best of me...

today when I was doing pull/chin up variations I decided to try some two finger chins not thinking I could do many.. if even any. Well they were easier for me to do then when I use a full grip.. much easier.. so I just did those for a while switching back and forth.

My question is... has anyone else experienced something like this. Could it be a muscle activation thing or maybe a mental block that I overcome when I use a weaker grip?!?

I'm just curious


#2

Cut your other fingers off. They are useless at this point.


#3

^ hahahaha.

i tried ones with my weakest fingers (baby and ring) before and it was hard as shit


#4

that was what I was thinking.. but I couldn't find someone to do it for me.. really have to power through the bone.


#5

haha....

maybe the weaker grip actually allowed you to use your back to pull yourself up as opposed to using more biceps.


#6

^this


#7

Use straps one time and see how that feels. Then go strengthen your grip.


#8

I'd def go with this. If you cant really squeeze the bar hard your going to have a hard time using the elbow flexors.