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Well, Your Coach Is Sorta Right Pullup is a great bodyweight exercise that can build your upper back, lower back, lateral, shoulders, triceps, biceps (chinups) and even your abs. Because the minimum weight (you can increase weights pulled by using a dip belt) you'll have to lift is your body, you need some strength in your arms to do that, unlike a lateral ...


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It depends. If you are doing 1-5 pull ups, most likely. If you are doing 6-15 pull ups, maybe. If you are doing 20+ pull ups, lat pulldowns are more effective because you can adjust the weight level. This is referring to both back and bicep strength/development.


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In answer to your title question, no. They both involve all of the muscles listed above. A chin-up focuses a bit more on the biceps whilst pull-ups distribute more effort across the back. Changing the width of your grip will focus on different parts of your back. But in the end, your body is doing the same amount of work over all of those muscles you listed. ...


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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 would depend on your current split, if you're just beginning to workout its better to stick with the compound exercises (squat, bench and deadlift) 3-4 times a week. You can do an isolation day for arms as long as its at least 2 days after doing a chest/back day to give your arm ample time to recover. While you do activate these muscle during some ...


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I would never have specific arm days namely because of what you said; they get engaged heavily on back/chest days respectively. If you want to get some more arm action going on, you could instead add a bicep segment to the end of your back day, and a tricep segment to the end of your chest day. That way, they're already warmed up, and probably even tired. ...


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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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You're right that certain rep ranges primarily cause certain types of adaptation. But that's not the end of the story. A good example of that is the legs of high level cyclists. Most of these folks aren't doing strength training, and certainly very few are training for hypertrophy, but their legs are both strong and tend to be very muscular. In the short ...


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It's most likely perfectly normal. Bodies are not perfectly symmetrical, and while you may have the same vein in your right arm, it doesn't necessarily mean that it runs in the same place.


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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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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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Rectifying imbalances is not something you do by working the weaker side more than the other, as suggested in another answer. Consider your scenario. You might have a stronger left-side bicep than right-side. However, if you were to do more curls on the right side, you're also training the right-side forearm and shoulder. You're also training the left-side ...


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Yes, by all means. When you do bicep curls, your primary goal is to stress your biceps, and as few other muscles as possible. Find a position and trajectory in which you only put stress on your biceps, so that your deltas are involved very mildly, merely to keep your arm position steady, not to help it pull the weight. It is impossible to avoid using the ...



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