Pull-ups are one of the most effective, and underrated, back exercises -- and weighted chins are the domain of the truly rugged. If you aren't doing pull-ups, start. Try various grip widths. Get a good stretch at the bottom and arch your back on the way up. Don't worry about getting your chin over the bar -- close (2-3 inches) counts. Avoid swinging and excess momentum like the plague.
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