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    back help

    at the moment, i am doing chins, deads and rows for my back...i was wondering are all 3 necissary???

    and also, why is a wide grip on chins bad?

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    The three exercises you mentioned are the only lifts I do for my back. I also do good mornings though.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

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    em...thanks.......didnt really answer my question though
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    sorry but yeah I think that's all you need. If you read some people's journals on here most of them are doing thsoe exercises.

    Also I think it's because the wider the grip you do on chins you are putting more stress on your rotator cuffs (muscles you can't see...inside your shoulder).
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    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    ok.....thanks...

    my question was also about the wide grip chins though
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    just saw the edit there ssm......what are the best type of chins for building my lats??? close grip...palms up?? or what?
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    *bump*.............if it damages the RC's, how else should i do it?
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    Chins are fine. Wide grip is fine. If you have shoulder problems, wide grip will hurt. Change up the grip any way you want. Do close, wide, and hands facing. You can do all three in one workout (one set of each) or just pick a grip, use it for 4-6 weeks, then switch to something else. You can get wide lats by doing close grip chins.

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    yeah, i was finding wide grip fine, but built told me not to use it, never said why though...
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    I don't know, you'd have to ask her. I've been trying to get comfortable using a wide grip because I'd like my pullup grip to be similar to my bench grip. Hard for me because I've had so many shoulder problems.

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    i don't think anyone can do widegrip chin up though unless you have really flexible wrist.

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    well, im having no shoulder probs. so it should be ok to carry on woth the wide grip???.......does this activate the lats a lot more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by McVein
    at the moment, i am doing chins, deads and rows for my back...i was wondering are all 3 necissary???

    and also, why is a wide grip on chins bad?

    ty
    Yes, and wide grip chins are not bad.
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    wide grip chinups rock! theyre are also very beneficial for building the lats towards the top and when you do clode grip you work the lower lats better. in my opinion wide grip chinups are harder to do also.

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    What's wrong with a comfortable grip width? There is no real benefit to a wide grip for chins, and somewhat increased chance of injury.

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