View Poll Results: What kinda chin ups do you do?

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Thread: Chin ups: Overhand or Underhand?

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    Chin ups: Overhand or Underhand?

    What do u guys do and whats the difference in the muscles worked?

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    I do both. Just to mix it up.

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    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.

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    Strictly overhand. It always seems like I can do 1 overhand for every 2 underhand pullups.

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    overhand all the way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phenom View Post
    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.
    Underhand puts you picep in the best line of pull, but working back or not is primarily a function of form.
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    technically a chinup would be palms facing towards you and a pullup would be palms facing away/overhand
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    thanks.. mr scienTIST

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    both...kinda. i do overhand, then i do parallel.
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    Pullups only
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    All. I like the feel of neutral the best but do over and under too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unreal View Post
    All. I like the feel of neutral the best but do over and under too.
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    I voted both. I prefer underhand, but switch it up occasionally as well.

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    Chin ups: Overrated or underrated?
    Last edited by Shouji; 10-10-2007 at 01:25 PM.

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    I do them all too - overhand, underhand, and neutral. They're my favorite exercises to do.

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    mostly chinups, but I do pullups instead of curls for my biceps.


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    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.
    Pullups FTW!
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    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

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mongoose06 View Post
    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.
    Pullups FTW!
    You think chins don't work the lats? You must be doing them wrong - you have to straighten your arms completely at the bottom of the lift. The only difference is that when you do pullups you'll put your arms in a weaker position, causing them to fail before your lats. Best for lats - neutral grip > underhand > overhand.

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    Look guys, the grip doesn't matter. Go heavy and don't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    Look guys, the grip doesn't matter. Go heavy and don't worry about it.
    Yeah it does matter. Chin-ups and pull-ups work different muscles. Pull-ups are also about twice as hard. If the grip didn't matter than everyone would be doing chin-ups because they could lift much more that way, which would theoretically lead to better gains, which isn't the case.
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