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    pull ups vs chin ups

    I was just wondering if anyone knew what exercise (the chin or pull up) hits the outer chest/pectoralis minor more. I'm 6'0" 175pd soccer player. Because my chest seems to grow really easy when I work it out giving me a huge chest which I don't like. So I don't work it out much. But when I do pull ups or chins they hit my outer pecs really hard and make them grow huge and thick which I hate. It also hits my back good to so I don't want to cut them out of my workouts, but I may have to. Anyway, question is does anyone no which exercise will hit the outer chest less and hand positioning wider or narrower. thanks

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    You're 6 feet and only 175 pounds but you claim to have a "huge chest"?. Maybe we all have different ideas of what "huge" is but you're a relatively skinny dude. I would say neither really hits the chest but if one were to moreso than the other my guess would be pull ups, possibly. Are you sure you're not talking about dips though? Neither of those exercises would be enough to make your chest grow 'huge'.
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    Pullups and chinups don't work the chest.

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    post some pictures of this bigass chest please
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgro View Post
    post some pictures of this bigass chest please
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    Lol, huge like lil wayne's chest.
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    lol you've come on a website called wannabebig and asked how to be keep skinny lol and I'm sorry at 6'0 and 175lb you no not have a massive chest. maybe your mirrors broken or bent I'd get it checked out.

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    I understand Pull Ups or Chins aren't supposed to hit the outer chest like they do mine, trust me my entire university soccer team does them and mine grows easy. Maybe I shouldn't say my chest was huge, I'm not big, but my point was pulls/chins hit my chest uniquely it seems and make my chest thick, does anyone no what will hit it less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilwayne7 View Post

    hits the outer chest/pectoralis minor more.

    they hit my outer pecs really hard


    theres no such thing as an outer chest, nor an inner, upper or lower.
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    you have to train pulling as much as pushing or you will be out of balance
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    All you're doing is getting a little definition. I've seen these skinny, skinny dudes with minimal chest size but since they're so low in weight the bodyfat is really low. Thus, making the chest look 'thick', but yeah if you don't like it so much then do one of the exercises for one month and then do the other the next month and see which one's hit you less. Although, the chest does not contract that hard on either of the movements.
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    Yeah, you're doing it wrong somehow if your chest is lifting you, lol. Seriously though, your post was a little ridiculous given the nature of this site.

    And yeah, I'm thinkin about this more so I can possibly contribute something helpful for you...but seriously, bro - the chest is the antagonist...it's not supposed to be "working".

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    anabolics will helps this... get huuuuuuge, f*** soccer.

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    Maybe you're taking a wide grip or otherwise stretching your chest and somehow feel like your chest is being worked.

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    sometimes when I do heavy weighted chins, I feel the burn in my calfs
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    I suppose I didn't make myself clear though. Yes, I am not big and do not lift much. But when we lift for soccer at CSUF and do pull ups I feel it in my pectoralis minor as in fact it does hit, my situation is it hits mine far greater than everyone else's. I was just wondering if anyone knew what hand positioning chin/pull up, wide or close grip, took less work of the pectoralis minor. Thanks to you who are trying to be helpful. The others should get a life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markdk86 View Post
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    Come on give the guy a break, I'm sure he would admit he knows nothing about lifting.
    To the OP, unless you are some sort of freak, it is unlikely that just doing chin ups/pull ups would give you much hypertrophy in your chest, although your chest is involves in a certain capacity during pullups and chin ups.

    Maybe you're taking a wide grip or otherwise stretching your chest and somehow feel like your chest is being worked.
    Like progress said, it is more likely that your chest is being stretched, and this can lead to soreness the next day.

    If it really bothers you, which it shouldn't, just switch to chin ups (palms facing you), so your chest doesn't get stretched as much.
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