How do you do a chin-up without worrying about pulling a muscle? It’s all in the technique.
We all know the pain and discomfort of attempting a new exercise without understanding the technique behind it. The goal of any technique is to work a specific muscle or muscle group, and it’s important to know which muscle to engage and the movement that corresponds to it.
In this short video, fitness expert Matt Burns shows us how to perform some common, yet highly effective quick exercises that you can do from almost anywhere. Matt is a trainer and assessor at Open Colleges with over 6 years of experience in personal training, health, fitness and PDHPE teaching. Read about his world of professional fitness here.
Check out this quick exercise video to get a better idea of each exercise technique
Here are a few extra pointers to keep in mind
- Chin-ups are hard work for your back muscles, you need a strong grip on the bar to ensure you don’t strain the wrong muscle. If it’s your first go at doing a chin-up, take it slow and listen to your body.
- If you want to master the push-up, you will need to position your hands beneath your shoulders to be able to leverage your weight. Push-ups are an intense exercise for your entire upper body and core, so they’re great for both building strength and getting your heart rate up.
- As for split squats – it’s really important to keep your front foot in line with your knee when you descend into the squat.
- If you want to get fit fast, intense exercises performed regularly are the best way to go.
Don’t forget, you can download our fitness workout cheat sheet below to learn these simple techniques and add them to your workouts.