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Tips to Improve Your Chest to Bar Pull Ups

Time to improve your chest to bar pull ups before tackling CrossFit Open Workout 18.5.

As opposed to kipping pull ups, chest-to-bars have a longer range of motion, bigger height to reach and therefore a higher demand for power. Strict, kipping or butterfly, to be successful with workouts you need to master all of those.

Want to get better? Work on the following six segments.

1. Improve your strict pull-ups

The basics start with building strength. Begin with improving your strict pull ups: wide grip, chin ups, rope pull ups, weighted, etc. Improved overall strength will be your advantage and could possibly save you from injuries that can occur during fast, explosive swings and hanging movements.

If you’re a beginner, scale them with ring rows, place your feet on the box and do eccentric pull ups. More about progression comes in the last paragraph.


Chest to bar pull ups.

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