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chin up

1. A phrase that encourages one to improve one's mood, especially when sad or discouraged. Come on, the project was not a total failure—chin up! Chin up, honey—tomorrow's another day.
2. noun The act of pulling oneself upward while holding onto a bar, as at a gym. In this usage, the phrase is often hyphenated. My arms are already shaking—how many more chin-ups am I supposed to do?
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(keep your) ˈchin up

(British English also keep your ˈpecker up old-fashioned) (spoken) used to tell somebody to stay cheerful in difficult circumstances: Chin up! Things will get better soon.
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Towel Pulls: These are simply chin-ups performed with the use of towels (photo 9).
One is to not get too hot, the other is to not train with too high intensity, meaning very high heart rate," says who did 70 kg back squats and 80 kg deadlifts while doing chin-ups -- three at a time -- during the last stage of her pregnancy.
The candidates would have to fulfill some requirements including he must be under 19 years of age, Pakistani nationality, he has to pass fitness test in which 50 metre running, 10 push-ups, long jump and six chin-ups and they also have to pass fielding test.
My dad put a bar across my bedroom door and made my do chin-ups before I was allowed out every day.
Some suggestions are: dips, chin-ups, push-ups, feet-elevated push-ups, overhead and bench press with dumbbells, back extensions, lunges, 10-second hops on one leg, squats, step-ups, and crunches.
There they decided that what they really needed to do was to perform chin-ups using the rugby posts' crossbar.
From squats, chin-ups, swimming a mile and press-ups, every few weeks I will choose a handful of indicator exercises and test to see how many reps I can do, how much easier they feel or how much faster I have become at recovering from them.
Thirty chin-ups are not going to protect your chin.
Statewide, roughly one in three students passed all of the California Physical Fitness tests, which measure the youngsters' ability to run and perform chin-ups and crunches, officials said.
Although I can't do any cardio vascular training at the moment, I can do a bit of upper body work and chin-ups in the gym," he said.
2 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 50 push-ups in one minute and 12 chin-ups.
Comedian Harry Hill narrates a special family edition of the show, including a hamster doing chin-ups.
I can dead-lift 120kg, and should be able to do 20 consecutive chin-ups in a couple of weeks' time.
A Canadian soldier does chin-ups at Ma'sum Ghar base in southern Afghanistan
Some suggestions may be to get a score of 270 or above on the APFF with a minimum of 6 chin-ups, complete a 12-mile foot march within three hours, pass the Cold Weather Survival Test (CWST) or Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) swim test, complete a five-mile run in 40 minutes or less, and pass some type of combatives certification where the Soldier is not only required to perform but teach a certain move.