i see where your coming from mike but the pull-up/chins use a decent weight bearing thus recruiting more muscle fibres in the movement than say a bb row/curl (excluding u monstar:):) ) So i would give chins an approved backing (no pun intended)
Originally posted by MonStar
I dont think that chin-ups or pull-ups are necessary to gain size at all. I mean they maybe helpful in terms of back development, but even theyre not a NECESSITY. I have been training without chins for about a month now and havnt noticed a decrease in back development, etc. My back work has consisted of chest-supported rows, and DB pullovers. Back seems to be developing nicely.