Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredBodyweight
  • MechanicsCompound
  • Force TypePull
  • Experience LevelBeginner
  • Secondary Muscles
    Biceps, Middle Back, Shoulders
Target Muscle Group


Lats Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Wide Grip Chin Up Instructions

  1. Set up for the wide grip chin up by grasping a pull-up bar with a wide underhand grip (palms facing you).
  2. Take your feet off the floor and hang from the bar. This is the starting position.
  3. Keeping your body straight and eyes up, slowly pull yourself up until your chin is above the bar.
  4. Lower yourself back to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for desired reps.

Wide Grip Chin Up Tips

  • Use a full range of motion with every rep to get the most out of this exercise.
  • Go slowly and control your body on the way down. 
  • Keep as still as possible - not allowing your body to swing.
  • Weight can be added for extra intensity.