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Pull ups without Chin ups?

Postby Lordmuppet » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:09 am

Quick questions folks.

So i'm doing pull ups to balance out my Overhead Press work and have stopped doing chin ups.

Is this okay to do pull ups and no chin ups or is there some really good reason why everyone tends to do both?
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Re: Pull ups without Chin ups?

Postby tal » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:12 pm

I assume you are referring to supine vs pronated grip.

Supine grip will use more biceps and pronated grip will use more forearms.

Wider grips will use involve your lats more, narrower grip less so.

Personally preference really - depends on your goals.
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Re: Pull ups without Chin ups?

Postby Lordmuppet » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:50 pm

[quote="Talyn"]I assume you are referring to supine vs pronated grip.

Supine grip will use more biceps and pronated grip will use more forearms.

Wider grips will use involve your lats more, narrower grip less so.

Personally preference really - depends on your goals.


I am referring to that yeah. Okay so I'm fine not doing chins but the gun show may suffer ;)
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Re: Pull ups without Chin ups?

Postby JP » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:26 pm

do both for LATS OF DOOM

and BIG GUNS

for the animals mate.
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Re: Pull ups without Chin ups?

Postby Melody » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:53 pm

I do weighted pullups the most, but I do neutral-grip, mixed grip, chinups, and any other way I can think of doing them, too. They all build on each other.
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Re: Pull ups without Chin ups?

Postby Konstantin » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:33 am

Why have you stopped doing chins?

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Postby baldy » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:05 am

[quote="Konstantin"] And remember the ladies like guns.

Everyone loves the guns! :wink:
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Re: Pull ups without Chin ups?

Postby sergio » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:29 am

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It's not also because you're supposed to work different areas of the lats?
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Re: Pull ups without Chin ups?

Postby Lordmuppet » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:26 pm

[quote="Konstantin"]Why have you stopped doing chins?

Love your guns and your guns will love you. And remember the ladies like guns.


Eh no good reason really. I find I'm quite strapped for time and have limited patience for assistance lifts is why :)
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Re: Pull ups without Chin ups?

Postby xJimx » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:13 pm

In my experience varying the grip makes very little difference; as long as you're doing some form of pull ups/chins you'll be sweet.

(Don't do lat pulldowns though; only arseholes do pulldowns).
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Postby loveliberate » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:01 am

Truly heart-warming to see all the pro-gun sentiment! :lol:
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Re: Pull ups without Chin ups?

Postby Konstantin » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:52 pm

[quote="xJimx"]In my experience varying the grip makes very little difference; as long as you're doing some form of pull ups/chins you'll be sweet.

(Don't do lat pulldowns though; only arseholes do pulldowns).


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Re: Pull ups without Chin ups?

Postby xJimx » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:05 pm

Well to be fair, my real issue is with the bros in my gym who insist on doing pulldowns using straps & screaming their heads off 'cos they can't actually do pull ups.
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Re: Pull ups without Chin ups?

Postby Lordmuppet » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:10 am

[quote="Konstantin"][quote="xJimx"]In my experience varying the grip makes very little difference; as long as you're doing some form of pull ups/chins you'll be sweet.

(Don't do lat pulldowns though; only arseholes do pulldowns).


Then I'm an arsehole!


jackass! :wink:
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Re: Pull ups without Chin ups?

Postby Konstantin » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:42 pm

[quote="xJimx"]Well to be fair, my real issue is with the bros in my gym who insist on doing pulldowns using straps & screaming their heads off 'cos they can't actually do pull ups.


Then that's not me. My coach told me to do pulldowns to put some balance on the back of my unevenly developed torso. I can still do pulls and chinnies and did 300 in an afternoon not so long ago. I share some of your condemnation and refer to the machine part of the gym as 'the disco' when I'm training.
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