Building back with pull ups

  1. Building back with pull ups


    Need a little advice here. Something I am starting after lifting for sometime is working on doing pull ups. I see many variations.....close grip, wide grip, reverse.....etc......

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I think this is my take.

    Wide grip are for lats?
    Close grip are for the mid back/delts?
    Reverse grips (palms facing in) is more for your biceps?

    Thanks for the help.......just something I never got into and about time I try some new routines.


  2. Sternum Chin-ups are quite cool.. not exactly sure on the specific back musculature they target, though.
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  3. It all depends on what for you use. Pullups usually hit the entire back in general.

  4. Sternum-pulls are pretty cool, but they're more difficult too.

    Maurice, heres the deal as I understand it:

    Palms face away from you = Back works harder

    Palms face you = arms and back work about equally

    Wide-grip = more Lat isolation


    Also, chin-ups (palms facing you, also called a supinated grip) rock for adding mass to the upper arm
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  5. generally when you do pulliups your whole back is working together
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