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 Post subject: chinups
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:28 pm 
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wide grip, over grip, under grip, and side grips which one is better for u and do they all work different parts of the back im assuming yes


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 Post subject: Chins
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:44 am 
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yes they all work slightly different muscles! Do them all, alternate between work outs! Do you have a particular weak spot? Mines my Rear Delts so I use a wide grip palms away mostly but throw in a close grips palms facing now and then to give my bi ceps a bit extra! If you do have a weak spot use the grip that hits it the best!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:27 am 
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wide grip is my weakness, close grip palms to me are my best.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:11 am 
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Wide grip pullups involve shoulder adduction, while close grip pullups involve shoulder extension. The rear deltoid is a synergist in shoulder extension but not in shoulder adduction. Otherwise, the same muscles are involved in both movements, though at different angles.

For most people, extension is a stronger movement than adduction

The pronated (palms away) grip puts the biceps at a mechanical disadvantage in flexing the elbow, while a supinated (palms facing) grip puts them at an advantage. A neutral (palms facing each other) grip, some allege, is the best grip for training all of the elbow flexor muscles.


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Recently I've been doing supinated (palms to me) pull-ups to help with my lagging biceps, but when I switch types in a few weeks I'll change to wide-grip palms away.


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