Partner-assisted Chin-up

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Assisted Chin-up (partner)


Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Pull



Step up and grasp bar with underhand shoulder width grip. Bend knees so partner can assist from behind.


Pull body up until elbows are to sides or chin is just above bar. Lower body until arms and shoulders are fully extended. Repeat.


Partner can assist as needed by pulling ankles or top feet up from behind. Also see self-assisted technique.

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