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2006/07/17 21:25:12 (permalink)
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one arm chin ups

Curiosity is getting the better of me so I have now decided to try doing these, after my CG chins for some reason.

Short term goal is 10 on each arm, currently getting 5 out. Bugger they are hard work

Anyone else do these? How many can you guys get out? Any tips - I hold my hanging arm round the wrist with my free hand for some stability, which certainly helps.

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    atkinson2006
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 21:30:55 (permalink)
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    i have never actually tried, may give it a bash tomorrow. i can do one arm press ups though

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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 21:33:29 (permalink)
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    This may sound like a stupid question, but where do you put the other hand when your doing them? I can do quite a few with the other hand holding onto the working hands wrist, but dont think these count?
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 21:59:59 (permalink)
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    Haha Phew thought I was the only one...

    I dont actually do them but now and then out of curiousity I do one set.... Best I manage is 4 reps on right hand and 3 on left...

    Holding onto my forehand with the non-working arm...

    Im all over the place and just end up hanging if the non-working hand is just free...lol.
    post edited by 19haris85 - 2006/07/17 22:00:25
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 22:02:34 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: dirtyvest

    Curiosity is getting the better of me so I have now decided to try doing these, after my CG chins for some reason.

    Short term goal is 10 on each arm, currently getting 5 out. Bugger they are hard work

    Anyone else do these? How many can you guys get out? Any tips - I hold my hanging arm round the wrist with my free hand for some stability, which certainly helps.

    (No straps allowed!!! )


    I hate to tell you this, but that holding of the hanging arm gives you considerably more than stability. What you're doing is not far away from a two-hands pull-up really. My best friend, who is female and has never done any training in her life, can do a couple of those.

    Genuine 1 arm pull-ups, now those are impressive!
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 22:02:50 (permalink)
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    What you guys are doing is a one hand chin-up not one arm. I can do one hand chin ups at nigh on (having dropped a few pounds) 280 or so. Start by gripping the working arms wrist real tight with the free hand and gradually move it onto the top of the forearm, then the elbow, then the bicep until you reach the shoulder. Stability will be a problem but a true one arm is down with the freehand behind the back or held away from the body for balance only.

     
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 22:03:18 (permalink)
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    It's an aim of mine to do them, can do them with free hand holding onto wrist but that's cheating.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDacO-1hdaY
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 22:04:10 (permalink)
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    http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/onearmpull.mpg

    i have a 1 in ten million chance of going into space - where i will perform 100 single arm chins !!!

     
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 22:04:47 (permalink)
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    dang !!
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 22:05:43 (permalink)
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    Proves how rare they are!
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 22:06:16 (permalink)
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    My best friend,


    tokar , your best friend is a girl ??

    ive seen films about that and it always ends in tears !!

    2 arm pullups are manly enough DV !!

     
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 22:08:14 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: jonnywildboar

    My best friend,


    tokar , your best friend is a girl ??

    ive seen films about that and it always ends in tears !!

    2 arm pullups are manly enough DV !!


    All my closest friends are girls except one. They can't all end in tears!
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 22:10:38 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: dannyboy

    It's an aim of mine to do them, can do them with free hand holding onto wrist but that's cheating.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDacO-1hdaY


    Not really - you still need to be quite strong - ie: about 10 or so reps at a decent bodyweight. It's relatively easy if you are light. Dorian and other heavys have done reps at 300 lbs in the two hand chin and so somone well under 200 (as per most of the best one hand and one arm chinning champs) find it easier - so no excuses.

     
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 22:15:16 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Mobster

    ORIGINAL: dannyboy

    It's an aim of mine to do them, can do them with free hand holding onto wrist but that's cheating.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDacO-1hdaY


    Not really - you still need to be quite strong - ie: about 10 or so reps at a decent bodyweight. It's relatively easy if you are light. Dorian and other heavys have done reps at 300 lbs in the two hand chin and so somone well under 200 (as per most of the best one hand and one arm chinning champs) find it easier - so no excuses.


    It is cheating if you claim "I can do a one-arm pull-up"!
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 22:15:38 (permalink)
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    Bugger doing them with the free arm just hanging there...... I'd be swinging like an ape on ECA

    Guess I'll work up to 10 reps and then start moving my arm down and take it from there - I can do loads on the assisted chin machine at work tho

    Actually, looking at dannyboy's vid, I just thought, I think I was doing them supinated, which is probably cheating even more
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 23:56:23 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: jonnywildboar

    http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/onearmpull.mpg

    i have a 1 in ten million chance of going into space - where i will perform 100 single arm chins !!!

    another priceless post JWB
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/17 23:58:12 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tokar


    ORIGINAL: Mobster

    ORIGINAL: dannyboy

    It's an aim of mine to do them, can do them with free hand holding onto wrist but that's cheating.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDacO-1hdaY


    Not really - you still need to be quite strong - ie: about 10 or so reps at a decent bodyweight. It's relatively easy if you are light. Dorian and other heavys have done reps at 300 lbs in the two hand chin and so somone well under 200 (as per most of the best one hand and one arm chinning champs) find it easier - so no excuses.


    It is cheating if you claim "I can do a one-arm pull-up"!


    Nah - easy to be confused with the names. For example look up tricep pressdown and tricep pushdown online. They are two different movements but most sites confuse them.

     
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/18 00:00:58 (permalink)
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    i just tried 1 failed thanks
    ORIGINAL: dirtyvest

    Bugger doing them with the free arm just hanging there...... I'd be swinging like an ape on ECA

    Guess I'll work up to 10 reps and then start moving my arm down and take it from there - I can do loads on the assisted chin machine at work tho

    Actually, looking at dannyboy's vid, I just thought, I think I was doing them supinated, which is probably cheating even more

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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/18 00:05:03 (permalink)
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    I did a couple of those wrist holding ones before I trained, don't think my grip is good enough now lol

    Dreamt about doing the proper ones though (seriously)
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    RE: one arm chin ups 2006/07/18 00:05:33 (permalink)
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    Can do a few with each arm, but lately been practising one arm push ups and mastered them quick by using a rope hanging from the top of my rack to hold on to with the non pushing hand and over time buolding enough balance and strength to do them without, can now do 10 with each arm.

    Lets be honest they look a lot more impressive and easier to do when showing off to mates pissed up than finding a decent bar to do chins and pull ups off - this is whywe do them right
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