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Do slow negatives, start at the top and lower yourself slowly, this is the way most people get strong enough to do their first, clean pull/chin-ups. If you have a rubber band to attach to the bar, that can work too.,
For those of us that can't afford a water tank, but still want some relatively easy measure of body fat percent, you can get digital body fat scales that send small electric currents through your body, using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). Since it takes longer to get through fat than muscle, they can give you a rough estimate of your body's fat ...
There are three variables you can easily measure for a very accurate idea of what's happening with your skeletomuscular system: body fat, body weight, and circumference. Measuring body fat is most important, but as Eric pointed out, measuring displacement in a water tank is not accessible for most people. Instead, pick up some skinfold calipers from Amazon ...
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