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    Hello Mr. Rippetoe,

    I am approaching Phase 2 and I would like to ask what could be the consequences of adding chin-ups after the power cleans right away?

    In the book it says "After two or three more weeks, chin-ups can be added as the only really useful assistance exercise at this point in the program. You might decide to add three sets of chins after your power cleans, and stay with this program for as many months as possible."

    I would like to chin after power cleans as much time as I am able to, but I wouldn't want to compromise power clean for or whatever consequence would be associated with adding chin ups too early, so please help me understand.

    Thank you!

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    I can't speak for Rip but I don't think it would hurt much and may in fact help if you are too weak to do them and need to start the pulldown LP.

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    Thank you for your answer. I'm in the 1-4 rep range for chin ups. Is this an indication that it would help doing them right away after I start incorporating Power Cleans?

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    Yes

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