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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, im training for like 3 years, and are so passion for this industry. from what i used to 3 years back, i cant even do a single pull ups, what i do is just looking at my friend who can do pull ups for reps. Is okay for a beginner that cannot do a single pull ups. Just focusing on lat pull down, make sure you're on a strict form and keep on ...


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I'm in the no-strap no-glove camp. I trained for a while in powerlifting, and if you lift raw you can't use straps. So I'm of the mindset that a deadlift is how much you can lift, and that includes how much you can hold onto. To that end, once I get up north of my 5RM I'll use a mixed grip. I think if you need help holding onto the bar at 5RM or lower then ...


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My personal philosophy for using straps is to use them when I don't want my grip strength to limit the effect an exercise will have on a muscle group I'm trying to work. If I'm doing Romanian deadlifts, barbell shrugs, barbell rows after deadlifts (conversely, I don't use them on Pendlay rows since I reset the bar between reps), or Kroc rows, I'm more likely ...


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The primary reason for Crossfitters to use kipping or butterfly pullups in workouts is because they are faster and require less energy, enabling you to complete more rounds and finish faster. Strict PU's are wonderful for building strength. Unless you can do strict PU's, it's best not to attempt kipped ones because you can injure yourself more easily. At ...



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