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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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"I got up and did those 80 chin-ups." Then he paused.
"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.
Ten minutes after the 40 minutes expire for the 5-mile run, students are tested on performing six chin-ups. When instructed by the RI, students will mount the chin-up bar with palms facing in and arms fully extended.
My dad put a bar across my bedroom door and made my do chin-ups before I was allowed out every day.
Thirty chin-ups are not going to protect your chin.
* Pull something: These exercises, such as chin-ups, biceps curls and rowing machines, target the upper back, the back of the shoulders, and the biceps.
You have to ask yourself, 'What can I do to help myself?'" LaLanne took his own advice, illustrating what exercise could do for the body by performing thousands of pushups, chin-ups and star jumps on his show.
"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.
This traveling squad averages 5.2 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 50 push-ups in one minute and 12 chin-ups. "In the end, we selected the fastest, fittest players that demonstrated the best individual rugby skills tinder pressure," McCoy said.
* Chin-ups (palms facing you)--as many good reps as possible--i.e., chin over the bar (75 sec.
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.
Musician, model, actor and stuntwoman: How does Gevin Fax do it all?" I start the morning with 200 crunches 35 military push-ups and chin-ups," Fax admits, hinting at the drive that sustains all her careers.
A Canadian soldier does chin-ups at Ma'sum Ghar base in southern Afghanistan
Then I do weight training, which is comprised of squats, with weights; chest press, raising 15-pound dumbbells in each hand; chin-ups; and biceps curls, raising 15-pound dumbbells in each hand.