The routine for back and chest (day1) says:
Close grip chins: 2 x 9 - 11
and later on it says
Wide grip pulldowns or deadlifts: 2 x 9-11
I'm doing CG Chins and then WG pullups, since I dont have a lat pulldown machine, and I don't want to do deadlifts (i have a reason - long story).
but the CG chins really tire my lats too much - and I really like doing the WG pullups because it puts more focus on the lats and less on the biceps.
Can I switch the order of these two around? ie
first WG pullups
then CG Chins.
will that be okay?
also, how close is "close grip"
should my hands be touching?
As long as you are doing some kind of leg work then don't worry about not doing deads. Their a nice lift but if you don't feel comfortable then don't do them.
I'm just a little confused by that statement though. You say that CG really tire your lats but you think that WG puts the focus on them better? Its a little contradicting.but the CG chins really tire my lats too much - and I really like doing the WG pullups because it puts more focus on the lats and less on the biceps.
Personally I like CG a bit better because the ROM is larger and I find they actually hit my lats harder. That's my personal experience though. I don't see any problem with switching the exercises around though. Doing WG first then CG to burn them out sounds fine.
Close grip to me means, inside shoulder width. Maybe 8" to a foot apart.
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Cool, thanks for the reply
yeah basically I find that WG hits my lats harder, and so I would rather do them more, but in any case, since I've been doing this particular workout, my lat development has been great, so I think I'll just stick to what the routine says - it seems to be working