Alternate between the two
What do u guys do and whats the difference in the muscles worked?
I do both. Just to mix it up.
Overhand is a lot of back and forearms. Underhand I feel just takes a little away from the back and forearms and puts it on the biceps.
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I use a neutral grip, but that option isn't on your poll.
Strictly overhand. It always seems like I can do 1 overhand for every 2 underhand pullups.
technically a chinup would be palms facing towards you and a pullup would be palms facing away/overhand
Last edited by KingWilder; 10-09-2007 at 08:54 PM.
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both...kinda. i do overhand, then i do parallel.
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All. I like the feel of neutral the best but do over and under too.
I voted both. I prefer underhand, but switch it up occasionally as well.
Chin ups: Overrated or underrated?
Last edited by Shouji; 10-10-2007 at 01:25 PM.
I do them all too - overhand, underhand, and neutral. They're my favorite exercises to do.
mostly chinups, but I do pullups instead of curls for my biceps.
* strike that, reverse it.
Last edited by radioheadhead; 10-11-2007 at 08:47 AM.
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bench: 280 x 1
squat: 370 x 1
dead: 360 x 1
goal: 225 @ < 10% bodyfat
Chinups themselves may be slightly overrated-- they don't target the biceps as much as other compound exercises, and they don't work as many muscle groups (lats, delts, etc.) as much as overhand pullups do.
Last edited by mongoose06; 10-10-2007 at 03:29 PM.
Underhand because I feel my back worked doing deads and rows, a little extra bicep doesnt hurt especially when your lacking in the arms department
i do both, gotta switch it up once in a while
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I like doing nuetral the best
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Overhand, underhand, mixed grip, towel grip, rotating bars, thick bars, rings ... do them all.
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Last edited by OGROK; 10-13-2007 at 06:51 PM.