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If you are doing it in proper form, it'll build your middle back, lower back, glutes, legs and it'll also help strength the sides of the abs. Your shoulders and traps should see almost no change. You do get your traps sore because of all the weight that is resting on top of them but you are not putting them under tension. If you want to build your ...


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In my opinion, if you grip with a neutral grip it hits more on the biceps than the back, not say like doesn't hitting the back, still got but not as much as wide gripping which mean wide pull ups. the placement of your gripping will definitely effect the part of back you wishes to work. for daily motivation and sharing


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It is smart to look at fitness when you are young with an eye on preventing problems as you age. Back pain can have multiple causes. Some of the causes stem from degenerative changes of the joints, restrictions in the soft tissues (muscle and fascia), protective muscle spasms, disc degeneration and/or prolapse, and osteoporosis (weakening or thinning of ...


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Chinups (palms towards you) do activate your biceps more, but not at the cost of your lats. There's a bit of bro-science about pullups/chinups, but if you read a 2010 study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research it tells a different tale. Basically, the recruitment of the latissimus dorsi is the same: A general pattern of sequential ...


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Depends on your grip, if you have close grip it will definitely target your biceps more, wide will hit your lats. However in saying, when I first started I had a similar issue as well, as fairy as it sounds, muscle mind connection will help you target your back. thinking about your lats working as you do your exercise will better engage them will completing. ...


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What I would tell you is that for upper body, chest, shoulders, and triceps usually work together(bench press, dips, push ups, shoulder press, chest press, tricep dumbbell bench press(see bodybuilding.com)...) well back and biceps usually also work together(pull ups, lat pull downs, curls, rows, chin ups, iso row, etc.) Legs and abs are a different category, ...


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It probably maximizes hand strength and works the same as regular push ups(chest, triceps, etc.) But why would you do push ups on your thumbs? You'll end up with 2 broken thumbs and even more serious, 2 broken wrists. Also, not only that, but your traps(upper back) muscles are worked with regular push ups anyway.


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Like everyone said, Proper form is what is needed. If you don't maintain proper form and do warm up and cool down, there is a chance that you get injured even while walking on treadmill. So Warmup, Form, CoolDown.


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Many exercises can cause back problems if done improperly. The bent over row with a dumbbell is not an exception. However, if done correctly, the bent over row is a good, compound exercise that strengthens multiple back, shoulder and scapular muscles. To protect your spine: Keep your back slightly arched and avoid rounding your back. Contracting ...


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No, as long as you maintain proper form, it's not dangerous, the only back problems you'll have is "how can I find clothes that my huge back fit into". Every exercise put a strain on some joint and could thus be potentially dangerous. To me, it's a lot easier to maintain a neutral back while doing dumbbell rows than during a deadlift.


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I'm not very sure it's good cause you don't get the most out of it. If you can train at a better rate when doing triceps and chest separately why not? And bench-press does make the triceps work as you push the weight up.


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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24245055 "subsequently, chinups seem to be a more functional exercise" Anddd there you have it. Personally, I see greater carryover from pull ups (Wide grip) compared to either for back development. But I utilize all of them. Typically, pull ups/chin ups are my first exercise on back days until I can't do anymore, then ...


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Both exercises will work your back significantly. It is really up to preference, I know a lot of guys who solely do pull ups to build a huge back as well as ones who solely do lat pulldowns. Both have recorded similar progress and gains. However, pull-ups activate your core muscles significantly as well, a missing plus of lat pulldowns. However for bicep and ...


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*I agree with your coach! * He is totally right. Pullups and chin ups are much more effective because it's bodyweight workout. So when you pull yourself up more muscles groups work. When you pull on the machine it still works but less muscle groups are used. Why is that happening? Your body has a standard weight and its probably more than you would pull on ...



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