Is it better to do pull ups or chin ups?

Some people will tell you that pull-ups (overhand) are the way to go and some people will tell you chin-ups (underhand) are the way to go. Both schools of thought are correct, but the thing they're not taking into consideration is that each exercise is working two different sets of muscles. You should totally do both.

Pull-ups are a really tough exercise to do regardless of your level of strength. To do a pull-up just grab an overhead bar roughly a little wider than your shoulder width apart and pull yourself up. This will really engage your lats. 

Chin-ups are also a tough exercise but now you have the support of your biceps to help pull you up. Just flip your hands to the underhand position on the bar and pull yourself up. This variation of the pull-up is a little bit easier to do.

There's definitely more technique involved but these are the basics. 

Contact us for a free class and we'll get you pulling up both ways with ease!

 

 

How soon can I see results from working out?

This is probably the ultimate question when you're choosing a workout program. It really depends on your fitness ability, diet and plain old genetics. There's a whole spectrum of results that can be achieved from working out. Some people will see these results quickly and some people, it will take more time to see results.

In general within the first 1-2 weeks, you'll notice a little more heart and lung capacity compared to when you're first starting out and even a little more strength provided that you're working out 2-3 times per week and that you're fueling your body with the nutrients you need to power through the workout and to lose fat and preserve muscle.

When you decide to sign up for a fitness program, you're making a decision to change your lifestyle all together. Could you make short term gains and get ready for that tropical island trip or wedding within 12 weeks? Sure. Again, it really depends on the fitness program you choose and how hard you're willing to work for what you want. 

Rest assured that we're to help you every step of the way to a stronger and healthier you!