Crossover Chinup

The crossover chinup is a progression of the traditional chinup that increases muscular strength and endurance in the back, biceps, and forearms. Pulling up and crossing over to each side improves strength on each side.


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    Grab a pullup bar with your palms facing your body and your hands shoulder-width apart. Allow your arms to hang in a fully extended position.
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    Keeping your shoulders down and away from your ears, pull yourself up and over until your chest touches one hand. Pause, then slowly lower yourself to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep your chest up and shoulders back.
  • Drive your elbows behind you to prevent pulling through your wrists.