Are neutral-grip pull-ups, where the palms are facing each other, easier than standard pull-ups? Are they harder? Or could neutral-grip pull-ups be a perfect alternative to standard pull-ups, as if when someone does not have a pull-up bar, for example?

Thank you.

  • Gauging effectiveness between two variations is hard to do, without knowing what it is you're trying to accomplish with the pullups. It seems like you're asking what the difference is between them though, am I right?
    – Alec
    Aug 10, 2018 at 23:32
  • @Alec Yes. Do they work the same set of muscles in the same way?
    – CMK
    Aug 10, 2018 at 23:38


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