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    Discussion in 'General Chat' started by herunder88, Mar 12, 2012.

    1. herunder88

      herunder88 Well-Known Member

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      This isnt really related to any training plan so gen con seemed best place. I see a lot of people use these 2 terms interchangibly and some profess one is done one way and the other is done the other or vice versa. Just looking for opinions as its bugging me lol I dunno if there is an offical distinction.

      Chin ups - Palms inwards, when your at the top palms should be facing your face.


      Pull ups - Palms outwards, when your at the top the back of your hand should be facing your body.

      Thats what I've always thought they were and all my mates thought they were, but dont mind standing corrected if its offically the other way around anyone know?
       
    2. alomjabpd

      alomjabpd Well-Known Member

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      Pull-ups and Chin-ups - The difference

      Opposite way round mate.
      Chins- palms away from you.
      Pullups- palms facing you.
       
    3. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

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      Pull-ups and Chin-ups - The difference

      Correct afaik.
       
    4. parnassto

      parnassto Well-Known Member

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      Pull-ups and Chin-ups - The difference

      You're right mate. Chin ups are typically closer grip, palms facing you. Pull ups typically have a wider grip and palms are away from you.
      Pulls are meant to be better for back width and chins for thickness due to the closer grip (same principle as cable rows for example).
      Personally I do chins as I like they way they hit arms hard too but I swap them around.
       
    5. Capone

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      Pull-ups and Chin-ups - The difference

      chin up - palms facing you, close grip, biceps... 'chin' up.. doing it this way you can only get your chin up you couldnt go any higher
      pull up - palms facing away, wider grip, lats... you end up in a higher postion past the chin up at the top of the movement

      you were correct
       
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      crormaSoila18 Well-Known Member

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      Pull-ups and Chin-ups - The difference

      lol - well I'm confused now then !
       
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      Pull-ups and Chin-ups - The difference

      Haha 2 camps already dont mind if I'm wrong though I mean the differences between them in terms of muscles used are clearly obvious and it doesnt stop you doing both, just always wondered if I had the terms right!
       
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      Pull-ups and Chin-ups - The difference

      Palms facing towards you are heaves.
      Palms facing away from you, well I call pullups.
       
    9. jailynn24hb

      jailynn24hb Well-Known Member

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      Pull-ups and Chin-ups - The difference

      dont be confused hes wrong

      one way to get round it... say wide grip pull ups, or bicep pull ups/narrow pull ups. people cant handle the word chin
       
    10. parnassto

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      Pull-ups and Chin-ups - The difference

      no lad

      chins - palms facing you close grip - this generally hits biceps more
      pullups - palm facing away, wide grip - this generally hits lats more
       

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