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csuFearDaRam
11-13-2004, 12:01 PM
how do the different grips affect which muscles are worked? the 3 grips I know of..... palms facing you, palms away from you, palms facing each other. which one is "harder"? is there a certain style that is most effective (i do these on back day)? thanks!

Fatguy23
11-13-2004, 12:03 PM
there have been several threads on this exact topic, try the search feature at the top of the screen.

csuFearDaRam
11-13-2004, 12:38 PM
thank you

csuFearDaRam
11-13-2004, 12:54 PM
i couldnt find anything on the neutral grip (palms facing each other)..... any help?

Pringlewheels
11-13-2004, 01:22 PM
Hands away - (pronated) - forearms

Neutral - Brachiaus thing (the muscle under your bicep)

Palms toward - (supinated) - biceps

I think the pronated grip is the toughest...



The most effective IMO are the supinated grip, effective as in they are a killer excercise for your biceps, and taking into account you get a lot of forearm work from other BB'ing excercises

GMCtrk
11-13-2004, 09:25 PM
pullups by far are way harder than chinups

abwowang
11-13-2004, 10:45 PM
sorry for the ignorance of my question..
what is supinated grip and pronated grip?

agentplaya1
11-14-2004, 01:06 AM
supinated means your palms are facing up, as in a barbell curl.

pronated is when your palms are on top of the bar, or facing down.

Titanium_Jim
11-14-2004, 01:20 AM
Do combat pullups

BlingMeter
11-14-2004, 03:21 AM
i was wondering this myself and was gonna make a thread one day or another so :clown: so now which one is better for back?

MixmasterNash
11-14-2004, 09:16 AM
Geez, do all grips. Start with pullups, then move to chins. Or alternate eacsh week, or whatever. Neither is a silver bullet.

WTF is a combat pullup?

csuFearDaRam
11-14-2004, 09:43 AM
again, no one has commented on the nuetral grip (palms facing each other). any help?

MixmasterNash
11-14-2004, 09:45 AM
again, no one has commented on the nuetral grip (palms facing each other). any help?

What help do you need?

They're fine: somewhat more bicep than pullups, less than chinups.

Reason that people rarely do them is that you need something besides a simple chinup bar.

Titanium_Jim
11-14-2004, 02:47 PM
WTF is a combat pullup?
Grab the bar, one palm facing you and one facing away. Face the side both pinkies are on and pull yourself up so your head goes straight for the bar, but when you get there, pull your head to one side. Then on the next rep, pull your head to the other side. Do as many as you can for one set, then next set, switch which arm is in front. Called combat pullups because the military uses them a lot, I know it's part of the navy seal workout.

BlingMeter
11-14-2004, 02:48 PM
sounds like a funny lat pulldown. i could do 10000 of those its so easy

Titanium_Jim
11-14-2004, 03:29 PM
sounds like a funny lat pulldown. i could do 10000 of those its so easy
Let me know how that goes.

BlingMeter
11-14-2004, 04:04 PM
lol i have better things to do. plus if i said i did em ud ask for a vid!

MixmasterNash
11-14-2004, 04:08 PM
sounds like a funny lat pulldown. i could do 10000 of those its so easy

No, it's just a neutral grip pullup on a single bar. Nothing particularly special.

csuFearDaRam
11-14-2004, 05:32 PM
What help do you need?

They're fine: somewhat more bicep than pullups, less than chinups.

Reason that people rarely do them is that you need something besides a simple chinup bar.
thanks

Titanium_Jim
11-14-2004, 05:37 PM
lol i have better things to do. plus if i said i did em ud ask for a vid!
And I have MUCH better things to do than watch you feebly attempt an exercise.

BlingMeter
11-14-2004, 06:13 PM
lol i hgave to say this ok titaniumgym who grows after every excersize! ok im done i wont say anything else in this thread!

Hockey66
11-14-2004, 07:04 PM
Hands away - (pronated) - forearms

I thought these were for back.. I always do them a few inches wider than shoulder width on each side on my back day and it feels like it works better than lat pulldowns.

BFG123
11-14-2004, 07:53 PM
Pullups with palm facing each other. Using the "V" bar like the one you use in the seated cable row and throw it up over the pullup bar and do your pullups. I like those doing it with my back parallel with the ground.

Titanium_Jim
11-14-2004, 09:23 PM
Pullups with palm facing each other. Using the "V" bar like the one you use in the seated cable row and throw it up over the pullup bar and do your pullups. I like those doing it with my back parallel with the ground.
Isn't that a supine row?