Chin-Up instead of Bicep Curl
- Assume shoulder-width grip on bar with palms facing body
- Pull body up until chin reaches bar level
- Lower slowly with control until arms are straight
- Repeat for specified reps
Benefits: Instead of isolating the biceps, this exercise strengthens most of the upper body and core and improves shoulder stability. The upper body and core must work together to perform the exercise with control, which is crucial for consistent skill execution.