Go over these most common kipping chest-to-bar pull-up mistakes and learn how to avoid or fix the problem.
Most Common Kipping Chest-to-Bar Pull-Up Mistakes
Hands too close
Having a wider grip on the pull-up bar can sometimes help retract the shoulders more and stick out the chest, so you can get a clean chest-to-bar rep.
Chest stays closed
Another chest-to-bar pull-up mistake is not opening the chest. You’ll have to overextend your upper thoracic spine in order to tap the bar with the chest.
Look up and keep your head high, as looking down will drop your chest, making every rep harder. It’s easier to flare out the chest if you’re looking up.
Lack of strength
If you find you need to pull yourself to the bar you need to work on your strength to effectively perform reps of chest-to-bar pull-ups.
Read more: 6 Hacks for Better Chest to Bar Pull Ups
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- chest to bar pull up: Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.