Pullups and Grip

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Ninjapanda

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Posted: 09 Mar 2012, 10:05
Ok i have a question for everyone. I have an extremely hard time doing pull ups. I dont think its my back strength because i can do about 110lb latpull down 2 sets of 10 and i'm 150lb. I think it may be grip strength or technique. So my question to you all is how to do pull ups? How can you increase your grip strength? What grip do you do?
br_e_co

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Posted: 09 Mar 2012, 10:34
hey there ... there are four grips for a pullup/chinup ... underhand, overhand, mixed(one underhand, one overhand) and neutral grip(palms facing each other - the handles for neutral grip are found in most any gym). i guess there could be more types if you consider how far apart or close you grip the chinup bar ... (and if you are REALLY good, i suppose there are also one-handed pullupsShock )

To me, chinups are hard ... very hard ... requiring a strong grip, strong lats and back, and strong arms. You need to feel like you are pulling the bar to and through your chest. I think it is one of the best exercises to incorporate into one's workout.

I would say either neutral grip or underhand grip would make them easier ... they would engage your biceps more, along with your back.

I do the overhand grip, and only can get to 10, with my hands usually tiring out. then i grab the neutral grip handles and do 10, side-to-side(pulling myself to the right then the left), typically.

I will say, doing lat pulldowns one workout and chinups/pullups another might be a good strategy - the mix will make you stronger for each exercise. But remember, with each, stabilizing the core and really engaging the lats/back, is key. no excess body swinging or moving ... folks cheat all the time in lat pulldowns and chinups trying to create momentum, and renders the move less productive.

I hope this helps ... good luck.
HollyLime

Joined: Oct 13
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Posted: 02 Oct 2013, 09:54
I had the same problem ealier, it was extremely hard to do pullups, but only for the first month. Then it just suddenly got easier so you just need to keep on doing it, maybe you just lack strength so far. http://qahealthy.com/what-muscles-are-used-for-pull-ups-63 at this page there is some information on muscles used for pull ups and recomendations concerning the technique.
Glaun

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Posted: 02 Oct 2013, 13:07
If your hands tire then try hand straps that wrap around the bar and your wrist relieving the strain on your grip and still giving you the benefits of a pull up.

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