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Not strong enough for chin ups? That doesn't mean that chin up bars are not for you. You can do negative chin ups and build your strength. For this you have to start in the top position and lower yourself slowly to the floor. (You can lower more weight than you can lift.) Stand on a chair or bench to start, grab the bar and lower yourself until your feet are on the floor, being careful to position the bench so you don't hit your shins on the way down. It's best to have someone there to help you, at least at first.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|