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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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If you check out EXRX's muscle activation list on the bent-over barbell row, you'll note that the dozen or so muscles that make up the bicep and forearm are syngerists and dynamic stabilizers: not prime movers. So while your arms are certainly involved in the lift, they are hardly the prime movers. Even if you flip to an underhand grip on your barbell ...


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No, this is not ok. Let's run some numbers. As an example, lets assume you are a 6' tall, 25 year old male weighing 180 lbs. This person will have a Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) of right at 1900 calories per day. It's actually slightly higher, but 1900 is good enough. That is how many calories he would need if he simply laid around, and breathed in and out ...


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Biceps and Triceps are antagonist muscles. That means when one is the primary mover, the other simply lends stability. The concept that an exercise is for a particular muscle group simply means that the primary movers do most of the work. Because they are antagonist muscles the only thing that can hit them about the same is a static hold for time. Even ...



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