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2006/07/18 19:21:47 (permalink)
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Pull ups/chins

I've been doing wide grip and close grip chins,or maybe pull ups lol, both palms forward and away for some time now.
I was under the impression that chins/pull ups were the same? Just looked on exrx and the only difference I can see is that with chins you bring your chin over the bar and with pulls you bring your neck level to your hands???.

What's the difference? it seems minimal, or am I getting it wrong?

What are the benefits of each movement or are they the same?

Is it just the bars you perform on, ie a single chinning bar as opposed to two separate handles (sort of) for pull ups?
Cheers for any help.
post edited by description - 2006/07/18 19:39:27
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    RE: Pull ups/chins 2006/07/18 19:47:30 (permalink)
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    the difference between chin ups and pull ups is the way you grasp the handlebas. When performing pull ups,you grasp the handlebars one and a half shoulder width apart with your palms facing away from you. when performing chin ups you grasp the handlebars woughly shoulder width apart with both palms facing you. Pull ups target your back muscles more to give you more of a V shape.
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    RE: Pull ups/chins 2006/07/18 20:04:31 (permalink)
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    the difference between chin ups and pull ups is the way you grasp the handlebas. When performing pull ups,you grasp the handlebars one and a half shoulder width apart with your palms facing away from you. when performing chin ups you grasp the handlebars woughly shoulder width apart with both palms facing you. Pull ups target your back muscles more to give you more of a V shape.
    cheers for the reply mate.
    On the exrx site is says for chins "grasp the bar with a wide overhand grip" it says exactly the same for pull ups?
    Also I can't see as the guy has his arms any wider on pulls than he does for chins.

    The only difference I can see is the bar he's using. For chins he's using a single bar, for pulls he has what I have which are Handle bar type things lol.
    Also both movements target the lats.

    I'm fooking confused



    post edited by description - 2006/07/18 20:05:03
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    RE: Pull ups/chins 2006/07/18 21:25:23 (permalink)
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    It doesn't matter.

    The common usage seems to be that "chins" are done with an underhand (supinated) grip, while "pull-ups" are done with an overhand (pronated) grip. There is no logic to which one has which name. The movement is the same, but they can be done in lots of different ways. You could also use a neutral grip if you have two parallel bars so you can have your palms facing each other.

    An underhand grip involves more biceps, and consequently less lats - apart from that there's no difference.
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    RE: Pull ups/chins 2006/07/18 21:28:23 (permalink)
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    It doesn't matter.

    The common usage seems to be that "chins" are done with an underhand (supinated) grip, while "pull-ups" are done with an overhand (pronated) grip. There is no logic to which one has which name. The movement is the same, but they can be done in lots of different ways. You could also use a neutral grip if you have two parallel bars so you can have your palms facing each other.

    An underhand grip involves more biceps, and consequently less lats - apart from that there's no difference.


    nice one mate, cheers
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