Between - bench, yes.
Regular, sadly, no, not anymore.
Soon, though... soon.
If there is weight transfer through the lower body, e.g. standing on an assist machine or holding dumbbells between your feet, then the abs will be heavily taxed. If the legs are free handing (and if weight is only added to the upper body with a belt or vest) then the abs won't be heavily used.Originally Posted by ShockBoxer
True that. Chinups- biceps,lats mainly. Dips.. triceps mainly and activate SOME chest. Sure you got all your stabilizers but as you said "portions" of other muscles.Originally Posted by Canadian Crippler
You can avoid bench press but that horizontal adduction movement of the benchpress has to be done to "HIT" chest.
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The really, really best full upper-body movement is the muscle up.
So chin-ups are palms in and narrow grip and pull-ups are palms out and wider grip? I must have always had it the other way around. Why does exrx.net and everyother weight training book I've read have it the other way around too? i.e. http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/.../WtChinup.html
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They show the exact same hand position for chinups and pullups, and then they label the variation to be "underhand chinups"....or "close grip chinups"Originally Posted by Kiaran
I don't think it really matters what you call it, but saying underhand or overhand infront of whatever term you decide to use would clarify and allow everyone to move along.
If anyone is worried about missing specific muscles during the motion, do as some of the people already suggested and switch grips every once in a while.
There have been sooo many threads on the difference between the two. If you really want to know what others have said - do a search.
Otherwise, grab the ****ing bar and lift.
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Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
Height - 5'10"
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Hell yes to chinups and pullups with weight. Get a dip belt and some plates and go to town! These are my favorite / best back exercises.