Paul Holloway’s One Arm Chin-Up

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 by John Wood

It is estimated that not more than one person in a hundred thousand can perform a chin-up with one hand. Here, Paul Holloway, one of the lesser-known members of the York Weightlifting team, shows the three stages of the feat. Notice he is chinning himself with only two fingers — he was actually able to chin himself using only one finger with ease, but had to use two for this series in order to hold himself still long enough to obtain the pictures.

In the October, 1937 Issue of Strength and Health Magazine, Holloway outlines his exact training in detail: a series of progressive chin-up exercises until he was able to reach his goal, a training approach that should really come as no surprise…

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