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Offline Cali

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Can someone identify these?
« on: November 02, 2014, 02:06:41 PM »
These are in the squat rack at the gym for pull ups and that kind of stuff. Can you tell me which handles are for which exercise? I can't do the wide one, but for the first time I've been able to do the ones in the middle.

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Re: Can someone identify these?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2014, 02:14:17 PM »
You answered your own question: they're for pullups.

The narrow parallel ones will allow for more bicep activation and therefore should be easier for most people, and also less wear on your shoulders.
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Re: Can someone identify these?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2014, 02:34:53 PM »
You answered your own question: they're for pullups.

The narrow parallel ones will allow for more bicep activation and therefore should be easier for most people, and also less wear on your shoulders.

So what's the difference between a pull up and chin up? I thought the different handles were for the two different exercises or something. Also, will overhead presses build the strength you need for the wide grip ones?
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Re: Can someone identify these?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2014, 03:19:49 PM »
Pullups use pronated grip, palms facing away from you.
Chinups use supinated grip, palms facing toward you.
When your palms face each other it is a neutral grip pullup.

Overhead press will not build strength related to pulling as it is a push movement, but it is good to do in conjunction for a balanced physique.
To build strength for wide grip, do neutral grip seeing you can do them, as you get stronger you should be able to start doing wide grip pronated.
Otherwise do negatives or an assisted pullup machine if you have one, or band assisted, or lat pull downs etc etc etc.
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Re: Can someone identify these?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2014, 03:41:15 PM »
Pullups use pronated grip, palms facing away from you.
Chinups use supinated grip, palms facing toward you.
When your palms face each other it is a neutral grip pullup.

Overhead press will not build strength related to pulling as it is a push movement, but it is good to do in conjunction for a balanced physique.
To build strength for wide grip, do neutral grip seeing you can do them, as you get stronger you should be able to start doing wide grip pronated.
Otherwise do negatives or an assisted pullup machine if you have one, or band assisted, or lat pull downs etc etc etc.

Cool, thank you!
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