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Thread: Lat Tower/Chin-Ups/Pull-Ups: Straight bar, or angled better?

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    Lat Tower/Chin-Ups/Pull-Ups: Straight bar, or angled better?

    Hey, guys, you know how some pull-up/chin-up bars will be just a straight bar:
    http://www.hdofitness.com/index.asp?...PROD&ProdID=19

    And some will be angled bars:
    http://www.fitnessedgeonline.com/fes...ERTECPOWERRACK

    I'm wondering which one is the best, or does it really matter? Thanks a lot!

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    Cough...cough....bump...

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    A straight bar, always.

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    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

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    I don't know if I can trust someone from Duke...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth
    I don't know if I can trust someone from Duke...
    You shouldn't. They're evil.

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    Good thing you're from NC! Anyway, there's probably really no difference between a straight bar and an angled bar, correct?

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    No, an angled bar puts your wrists and elbows in a bad position.

    Would you bench press with an angled bar?

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    Excellent point. Why did they make an angled bar for pull-ups in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth
    Excellent point. Why did they make an angled bar for pull-ups in the first place?

    Does anybody have a response to this? I'm interested also.

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    Maybe the angled bar are more for the traps and non angled are more bicep tricep. I assume its something like that otherwise the angled ones wouldnt be all over the place.

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