After reading Alberto’s comment this morning on last week’s 3 finger chins, I decided to try a few more. I was curious to find out just when things switched from a comfortable 20-30 (both hands, normal grip) to 3 (2 fingers plus thumb, each hand).
The answer, perhaps a little surprisingly, is somewhere between 3 and 4. 4 fingers (well, 3 plus thumb – little finger tucked under the bar) is fairly comfortable, and feels similar to a regular supinated grip. 3 (2 fingers plus thumb, both little and ring fingers tucked) on the other hand is difficult. My grip just gives way.
What does this show? That :
Now, for the rest of the past week :
The magic 50 once again. Regular, close-grip chins.
Chin-up 10,10,10,10,10 @bw
Total Gym work
Hack squat 4×10@60/132, 2×10@80/176
Chin-up (sternum) 3@bw
A lethargic set of chins.
Almost in Zombie mode. Even the lure of rack pulls proved insufficient.
Not quite as tired. Yesterday’s rack pulls called.
Rack pull (4 holes showing, sumo, dbl o’hand) 2×20@60/132, 2×10@80/176, 2×5@100/225, 2×5@120/264
Various Total Gym work.
The scheduled session postponed a day. Only chin-ups for now.
Chin-up (4 fingers) 5@bw
Chin-up (3 fingers) 2,1 @bw