The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    the kid from oz
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    wide or narrow grip for chins?

    should i use a wide or narrow grip on chins to work my lats?

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    For the lats I have always found a shoulder width, supine grip (ie palms facing you) targets them the best.

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    Originally posted by Croc_Hunter
    For the lats I have always found a shoulder width, supine grip (ie palms facing you) targets them the best.
    I use this grip. Works fine for me.
    "damn...can't beat logic like that.
    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    Agree, but also I like to alternate between narrow width pronated grip and
    shoulder width or wider supine grip

    Wide grip pronated, or narrow grip supinated, don't seem to be as effective for me.

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    Agreed. However I use a little bit wider than shoulder-width grip. Underhand---of course.

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    i though the underhand grip worked your bi's more than the lats?
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    Originally posted by entrrt
    i though the underhand grip worked your bi's more than the lats?
    Either way you're going to draw the upper arm downward which works the lats.
    "****, if you told teenagers it was trendy to wear a paper bag on their heads with holes for the eyes they'd all be doing it."

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    underhand = ace for me
    "The whole jedi thing was just not compatible with my lifestyle. My master was jelous he was always holding me back, -"be mindfull of the future, but live in the present"- what the hell does that mean? I even got my arm cut off...it just sucked. So i switched to the dark side and i havent looked back once...Now i am shooting lightning from my fingertips, choking people over the phone, i even get to wear a cape.....its just boss. My name is Anikin skywalker and i am a sith lord."

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    The closer grip puts your biceps in the strongest position, usually allowing the lats to fail first. That's the reason I use the shoulder width grip. When I go wide, my bis fail first and my lats don't get the work they should.

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    I agree, I used wide grip with palms facing outward for over 1 year and my lat development still wasn't great. Recently I moved to doing chins and pulldowns with an underhand grip and I'm seeing alot better results. You just have to see what works best for you. Most like the grips facing away I think. It didn't work my lats though.
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    palms facing each other shoulder width grip.

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    I use an underhand grip. Hit my lats much harder than a regular overhand grip or a parallel grip.

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    I feel it much better in my lats when I use a wide grip palms facing away,I've seen better results this way. But it's different for everybody.

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