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    Which is the better of the two? I currently do pull ups with my own body weight with 8-10 reps at 3 sets. I recently saw a video of some body builders doing rack pull ups. Would this be more effective for me compared to an actual pull up? Should I switch it up or stick to pull ups? I'd like to gain more strength and size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philek9 View Post
    Which is the better of the two? I currently do pull ups with my own body weight with 8-10 reps at 3 sets. I recently saw a video of some body builders doing rack pull ups. Would this be more effective for me compared to an actual pull up? Should I switch it up or stick to pull ups? I'd like to gain more strength and size.
    Reverse Rack Pulls (or Reverse Rows) are excellent for strength and size - my husband swears by them as the best exercise for back mass gain. Personally, the best exercise for me re back mass are primarily pull-ups, with Bent Over BB Rows - I've only recently started Reverse Rack Pulls, but they definitely work.

    Use BOTH exercises in your training programme.

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    Reverse rack pulls huh? That sounds interesting....Never thought of that one!!!!

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    Mixing it up is always beneficial. I like barbell rows too, reverse grip. Rack pulls are harder to do if you are very tall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoHNnyNuTZ View Post
    Reverse rack pulls huh? That sounds interesting....Never thought of that one!!!!
    Yep. They're basically rack pulls, but you';re UNDER the bar and pulling your weight UP. Very effective.

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    i use to do rack pull ups all the time, now i just do normal weighted pullups
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    Generally, more weight = more mass (all things considered).

    I've never done rack pulls but I love pull-ups and weighted pull-ups for making the upper back look wide.

    I've gotten a lot of good results with pull-ups, bent over BB rows (overhand and underhand), seated cable rows and deadlifts occasionally.
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I currently do pull ups, seated low/high rows, dumbell bench rows (every now and again) and finish with deadlifts. I'll try adding reverse rack pull ups with weights and see how my back feels next week.
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    So I finally got around to rack chin ups and they felt great! I did it with a 35lb dumbell for 3 sets of 10. I felt the burn sensation on my back, forearms, and parts of my shoulders. It looks like I'll be adding this to my back workouts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by philek9 View Post
    So I finally got around to rack chin ups and they felt great! I did it with a 35lb dumbell for 3 sets of 10. I felt the burn sensation on my back, forearms, and parts of my shoulders. It looks like I'll be adding this to my back workouts!
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    I love doing the reverse rack pulls, but I don't do them every workout...
  

  
 

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