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accepted What muscles are targeted by these different variations of pull-ups: standard, chin-ups, and the neutral or parallel close grip pull-up?
Jul
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comment What muscles are targeted by these different variations of pull-ups: standard, chin-ups, and the neutral or parallel close grip pull-up?
@JohnP Some of the terms are indeed new to me, but we all have to start somewhere and this is a good learning exercise, so I think it is a good answer. I already have some idea of what a supinated or pronated grip is, in terms of pull-ups (underhand and overhand, respectively) from reading its Wikipedia article. As for isometric, eccentric, concentric, etc., your edit to the Wikipedia article is useful, and I'll read that. If I have more questions, I can always ask again on Physical Fitness SE, right? =)
Jul
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revised What muscles are targeted by these different variations of pull-ups: standard, chin-ups, and the neutral or parallel close grip pull-up?
title: pull-out -> pull-up
Jul
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comment What muscles are targeted by these different variations of pull-ups: standard, chin-ups, and the neutral or parallel close grip pull-up?
Thanks for mentioning the name of that pull-up variation. I have edited that into my question.
Jul
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revised What muscles are targeted by these different variations of pull-ups: standard, chin-ups, and the neutral or parallel close grip pull-up?
edited 'modified' chin out to its proper name, added context and reason for question
Jul
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comment What muscles are targeted by these different variations of pull-ups: standard, chin-ups, and the neutral or parallel close grip pull-up?
@fredob I just found those pictures from searching Google/Yahoo/Bing image search. It is not me or anyone I know personally. The sources of the images are listed as the image description (alternative text). As for my earlier post also related to pull-ups, it is not directly related. That issue has now been resolved. Although, I am still using the same equipment (similar to the 'Iron Gym') to do pull-ups or chin-ups.
Jul
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comment What muscles are targeted by these different variations of pull-ups: standard, chin-ups, and the neutral or parallel close grip pull-up?
@JohnP, IvoFlipse and others: I'm also interested in learning what muscles the modified pull-up (which is actually named the 'parallel close grip pull-up' according to Physical Fitness SE user, Sancho) targets (I don't get good results on either Wikipedia or Google), as it is a pull-up variation that can be done in the equipment I use (similar to the 'Iron Gym' equipment). I'm new to both pull-ups and the posting content requirements for this site, so apologies for the confusion. I will edit my question to add further info.
Jul
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comment What muscles are targeted by these different variations of pull-ups: standard, chin-ups, and the neutral or parallel close grip pull-up?
@IvoFlipse, JohnP and others: I would like to know which pull-up variation targets which muscles, so I could use that variation in my workouts and try to focus on a certain muscle. E.g. If my biceps need work (which I do), then from the current answers it seems that I might want to do chin-ups, instead of standard pull-ups as it seems to target the biceps more.
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revised What muscles are targeted by these different variations of pull-ups: standard, chin-ups, and the neutral or parallel close grip pull-up?
edited title
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asked What muscles are targeted by these different variations of pull-ups: standard, chin-ups, and the neutral or parallel close grip pull-up?
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accepted Pull-ups: Pain on shoulder joint when lowering body - how to recover from, and prevent or avoid?
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comment Pull-ups: Pain on shoulder joint when lowering body - how to recover from, and prevent or avoid?
@DaveLiepmann 2 weeks. I'm currently looking into the comments and answers here to recover from this.
Apr
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comment Pull-ups: Pain on shoulder joint when lowering body - how to recover from, and prevent or avoid?
@DaveLiepmann I started at 4 repetitions per day. I tried to do as many as I can interspersed throughout the day - eventually ending up at around 30 repetitions per day. It's a weak, bearable pain that I only feel when lowering my body if doing a pull-up (and raising my right arm, after that). I feel the pain in the area near my right shoulder joint only (top part of the shoulder to the upper-right side of my back). I'm also right-handed, if that matters.
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