Are chin-ups good for lats?
- 06-22-2010, 09:15 PM
- 06-22-2010, 09:20 PM
Both are good if you ask me. Agreed that chin ups help hit your Bis a little better, so they fit into my "pull" day well.
Sometimes ill do pulldowns, and then finish the set with chin ups.
- 06-22-2010, 09:42 PM
i think they work your lats differently and complement eachother perfectly, i like to superset them.
06-22-2010, 10:17 PM
I think weighted pull ups have given my lats more width, while weighted chin ups have given them more length.. I also use and feel it more in my lats with the pull ups..
06-23-2010, 03:42 PM
i did chin ups today instead of pull ups and i think i like them more, i felt it more in my lats doing chin ups
06-23-2010, 04:01 PM
06-24-2010, 03:28 PM
to be clear, pullup=palms toward the body grip = more bi less back
chinup=palms away from body=more lat
is this the nomenclature you guys are using, cause i think OP had it reversed?
Killerkandia perhaps has it reversed?
maybe i am wrong?
06-24-2010, 03:30 PM
06-24-2010, 03:59 PM
****, now im confused lol
06-24-2010, 04:01 PM
Pull downs are palms out, like pullups are palms out.
chinups is a close grip, plams towards you, where you pull your chin up past your hands
06-24-2010, 05:41 PM
chin ups dont have to be close grip, they can be shoulder width. pullups work more of the inner back and chin ups work lats better because of the range of motion
06-24-2010, 05:42 PM
06-24-2010, 06:27 PM
I pull my chin past the bar with both types of grip.....WTF AM I DOING?! LOL
I give a f**K!!
06-24-2010, 06:45 PM
06-24-2010, 07:04 PM
06-26-2010, 12:59 AM
i hate chin ups and pull ups and my lats are damn good without em, i know im gonna take a ton of crap but i think there veryy overrated and not essential.. Id do some bodyweight pullups maybe and thats it..
06-26-2010, 07:11 AM
chins should be part of any back routine for sure! i love em'
06-26-2010, 10:32 AM
palms out = good lat builder IME.
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06-26-2010, 12:39 PM
How well are chin ups compared to bb rows?
Have u guys tried to pit them against eachother
06-26-2010, 03:52 PM
palms facing away is a pullup, palms facing in is a chinup. Chinups work more of the lower lat.
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06-28-2010, 05:37 PM
i'm going to summarize this thread.
Do chin ups and pull ups for a better back. that's it
06-28-2010, 09:39 PM
A lot of people comment on how wide I am. I alternate chinups and pullups for back width - deadlifts and rows for thickness. Pretty basic. The only thing I change is the type of rowing I do.
06-28-2010, 09:52 PM
06-30-2010, 08:51 PM
how often can you do pull ups or chins? i just do them with my back work out which is every 6 days. can i throw in a day in between then to do more pull ups? i like doing them and i feel 6 days is too long of a wait in between
06-30-2010, 09:12 PM
I'm doing dc training 3 days a week, so every other workout I train back. On one back day I do chins and the next i do pullups. Every week i've increased my weight or reps, so I know i'm not over training.
06-30-2010, 09:22 PM
I generally like a good pulling motion to get my lats worked out.
07-01-2010, 05:25 PM
is the sled pull a good exercise to build a big back or is that more for just strength and endurance?
07-01-2010, 07:18 PM
This has always been my theory - which may be wrong I admit - that with a chinup (palms facing you) the biceps are in a mechanically stronger position so the biceps aren't going to be the "weak link" in the exercise, allowing you to use a heavier weight (weighted chins) or more reps.
I think it was Dorian Yates talking about why he did bent-over barbell rows with palms facing up that gave me that notion.
Of course, you could always pre-exhaust the lats with something like dumbell pullovers (lying across a bench) and then do your chinups or pullups.
Doing both kinds and alternating different grips widths is probably best. For some reason I don't like pullups because I feel it is "all arms" and my lats aren't doing as much with those.
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