60 minute beginner chest workout with a pull up bar at home

Here's everything you need to try our 60 minute beginner chest workout with a pull up bar at home. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

60 min read
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Sean Klein
Last updated
01/04/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Bottom of Press Up Hold
  • Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl
  • Inchworm to Press Up
  • Circuit 2
  • Chin Over Bar Hold
  • Eccentric Pull up
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Circuit 3
  • Janda Sit Ups
  • Single Leg Straight Leg Deadlift with Wall Support

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Bottom of Press Up Hold

Complete 20 seconds

Coaching Tips For Bottom of Press Up Hold

Follow these cues to perform Bottom of Press Up Hold correctly:

  • Keep tension in the chest
  • Keep shoulders and hips inline.

Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl

Complete 4 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl

Follow these cues to perform Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl correctly:

  • Try and stay as stable as possible throughout with as little movement as possible.

Inchworm to Press Up

Complete 4 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Inchworm to Press Up

Follow these cues to perform Inchworm to Press Up correctly:

  • Walk slowly on the hands taking small steps
  • Keep the elbows close to the body on the press up.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Chin Over Bar Hold

Complete 15 seconds

Coaching Tips For Chin Over Bar Hold

Follow these cues to perform Chin Over Bar Hold correctly:

  • Use a bench or box to find the position, do not jump or do a pull up
  • Create tension in the upper back and hold your chin over the bar
  • Do not rest your chin on the bar.

Eccentric Pull up

Complete 4 repetitions

The eccentric pull up is one of the most effective vertical pull variations.

Benefits of Eccentric Pull up

The main benefit of the eccentric pull up is it helps build strength in the vertical pull movement pattern which means it can be used to help people move towards their first pull up.

How To Do Eccentric Pull up

  1. Use a bench or box to find the starting position with control. This will allow stability going into an exercise which requires a lot of control.
  2. Pause slightly at the top to illustrate control of the movement.
  3. Lower yourself towards the floor, keeping a tight midline throughout.
  4. Move through the full range of motion, including the very end of the movement until the arms are fully extended.

Coaching Tips For Eccentric Pull up

Follow these cues to perform Eccentric Pull up correctly:

  • Start with your chin over the bar, use a bench or a box to find the position
  • Control the descent as much as able
  • Keep your spine travelling in a straight line.

Mountain Climbers

Complete 12 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Mountain Climbers

Follow these cues to perform Mountain Climbers correctly:

  • Slowly bring the knee towards the elbow
  • Keep elbows locked
  • Move fluidly but not with speed, keeping the hips and shoulders inline.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

Janda Sit Ups

Complete 14 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Janda Sit Ups

Follow these cues to perform Janda Sit Ups correctly:

  • Keep the knees above the hips throughout the entire movement
  • Isolate the abdominals as much as possible.

Single Leg Straight Leg Deadlift with Wall Support

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Single Leg Straight Leg Deadlift with Wall Support

Follow these cues to perform Single Leg Straight Leg Deadlift with Wall Support correctly:

  • Keep the foot furthest away from the wall on the floor
  • Keep shoulders and hips square, feel the tension in the hamstring
  • Maintain an arch in the lower back.

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