This move is tough but totally nailable—and worth it. Trainer Kiley Schoenfelder (KFitNYC.com) tells you how. By Jaclyn Emerick
1. Stand on a plyo box under bar. With hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, grab bar with an overhand grip.
2. Step off front of box and hang. Keep neck long, drawing shoulder blades together. Tighten abs and inhale.
3. Exhale and pull body straight up, driving elbows toward rib cage.
4. Clear bar with your chin. Pause and inhale; exhale as you slowly descend. High-five, badass!
How not to look stupid…
Know the Difference
Pull-ups use an overhand grip. Flip your wrists and you're actually doing a chin-up. Also a great upper-body move but has less gym cred cuz it's easier—biceps pitch in.
Loop a superband around the bar, then step one foot in and pull yourself up, using a little extra help.
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