View Full Version : Any alternative to chin ups?


Jean28
06-21-2010, 01:41 AM
Im going to TRY to start P90X tomorrow and I was reading and saw that chin ups are a part of the routine. Is there any alternative that anyone knows to chin ups?

Spartacus Sully
06-21-2010, 02:00 AM
Im going to TRY to start P90X tomorrow and I was reading and saw that chin ups are a part of the routine. Is there any alternative that anyone knows to chin ups?

Pull ups??

Idgas
06-21-2010, 02:15 AM
resistance bands. they show you in the video how to use them if you don't have a bar.

Squirrel
06-21-2010, 12:21 PM
Standing military press.

dustinr.waters
06-21-2010, 01:44 PM
Mountain climbers

BrooklynBomber
06-21-2010, 02:08 PM
Standing military press.

That would be the opposite, no?

We are having a great pulling exercise against a great pushing exercise.

Jean28
06-21-2010, 02:32 PM
resistance bands. they show you in the video how to use them if you don't have a bar.


Thanks alot. Green K 4 you.

halford_saints
06-21-2010, 03:39 PM
Narrow grip pull downs if you got access to a machine

Squirrel
06-21-2010, 05:08 PM
That would be the opposite, no?

We are having a great pulling exercise against a great pushing exercise.

True, though it works pretty much the exact same muscle groups and I assumed if he didn't have access to/can't do pull ups then any other kind of pull is ruled out also.

Trick
06-23-2010, 02:11 PM
Perhaps you have one, but I'm yet to hear of a good reason for a boxer avoiding chin/pull-ups. There are few better basic exercises for a fighter.

CarlosG815
06-23-2010, 06:24 PM
If you have weights, you can sit in a chair, lean forward, and do fly's. Bring your elbows toward each other toward your back. It's not exactly the same but it will work some of the muscles and I have done this as an alternative to pull ups in the past when there is nothing else around.