Most beginners probably won’t be able to perform a single chin-up or dip. Heavier and/or overweight people will specifically have the most trouble. So, what do you do if you are having trouble performing these exercises?
First of all, make sure you are doing chin ups with your palms facing you and about 12 to 15 inches apart. Get the most comfortable grip possible. If your grip is too weak to hold your body weight, that’s okay for now. Your grip strength will improve quickly. Use wrist straps if you must in the beginning.
Resistance bands are the recommended option for people who can’t lift themselves or lower themselves under control on their own during chin ups or dips. You can wrap the resistance band around the pull up bar or dip bars and then loop it around one of your knees. You can use two resistance bands if needed to help you even further.
Start out with higher resistance bands that help decrease your overall body weight and slowly decrease the size of the bands over time. In no time you will be doing pull ups and dips with your body weight on your own.
Resistance bands can really help you improve your strength on chin ups and dips quickly.
You should be very excited about the possibility of doing these exercises on your own. Not many people in this world today can perform body weight chin ups and dips! You’re well on your way.
Before long, you will be adding weight on Chin Ups and Dips by using a hip belt to hang weight around your hips.
That’s when you’ll really see your body begin to change. So work hard on Chin Ups and Dips because they are worth the effort. They are 2 of the best upper body exercises in existence.
Those 2 exercises alone can build a very impressive upper body. Chin Ups hit your biceps harder than any biceps exercise and Dips hit your triceps harder than and triceps exercise.
If you want better arms, Chin Ups and Dips are the key. Work hard on these 2 exercises! They are always included in the weight lifting programs I design.