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Chin ups are probably a tad bit easier to perform than pull ups, mainly because in the case of chin ups, your arm muscles – especially your biceps – can be utilised more during the movement. For. Many people think pull ups and chin ups are the same exercise. They are not. Pull ups are performed with the hands facing away from the body (to varying degrees).

When done properly, a pull up works the lats, or latissimus dorsi, and to a lesser degree the biceps. A chin up. The big difference is that chinups work your biceps a little more, while pullups are usually more challenging as a whole, says Albert Matheny, certified strength and conditioning specialist. Both. The main purpose of this article is to show you the difference about the pull-ups and chin-ups, where and how to incorporate them into your workout schedule.

Pull-ups are notorious for being one of the most difficult bodyweight movements, providing an. The Difference. In a nutshell: Pull-Ups = when your palms are pronated (overhand grip), facing away from you. Chin-Ups = when your palms are supinated (underhand grip), facing towards you. Pullups are often done at a wide-grip or at shoulder-width, and chin-ups are usually done at shoulder-width or narrow-grip.

For chin-ups, aim for 12 to 15 per session; for pull-ups, which are a little tougher, shoot for 7 to 15. In each case pull yourself up, then slowly lower for a 3to 5-second count. The pros and cons of the two best back-builder variations. Here’s how chinups compare to pullups in terms of how they build definition and strength. Pull ups and/or chin ups are universally considered as one of the very best foundational exercises to include in any basic routine aimed at building overall muscle size and strength.

They effectively hammer both the lats and biceps, and also provide decent stimulation to the rear delts and the other muscles of the mid/upper back. I needed a few years to learn that it does not work like that. In this article I will discuss the pros and the cons of the three most popular and used back exercises chin-ups, pull-ups and lat-pulldowns.

Let’s start with chin-ups and pull-ups. In case you are not familiar what’s the difference between chin-ups and pull-ups it’s pretty simple. Talking about differences, chin-ups work slightly harder on your biceps, while the pulls-ups engage lats more effectively. However, chin-ups engage more muscles as compared to the other one.

It allows a greater range of motion as they allow the elbows to go far behind the back causing a higher contraction. 03 /5 The grip.

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For one set you may do a conventional chin-up (palms facing away), and then for the next set you may do a pull-up grip with palms facing toward you.

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An added benefit of the straight-arm pull-down is that it takes the arms through a much larger range of motion than do chin-ups, pull-ups, and lat pull-downs.

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Once you know how to correctly position your forearms on the surface of support, can hold the position, and even can perform a few forearm Pull-Ups, you must train your ability to transition from the side Double-Hand Hang to the Double-Forearm Hang through a Pull-Up.

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The same is true for the pullup and push-up.

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lats, biceps, forearms (2-4) The simplest way to always be able to do Pull Ups, no matter where in the world you are, is do DOOR PULL UPS.

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For chin-ups, I do a couple of sets of lat pull-downs and then hang from the pull-up bar prior to performing my sets.

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Before initiating the one-arm pull-up, it’s vital that you tighten your shoulder muscles (engage the rotator cuff and scapular stabilizers) and then think about screwing your forearm inward (supination) as you perform the pull-up motion.

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The pull-ups required that the chin get over the bar on each rep and that the arms lock out at the bottom of the pullup.

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Think of the chin-up as a moving plank (it’s good to think this way about push—ups, too) and keep a straight line from the shoulders to the knees throughout the movement.

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Chin-ups should be performed with a medium width pronated grip.

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  • Heyy hi I’m new on your channel….I started with chin ups under arm grip…. But when I hold the bar and does the chinup strangely muscle in my forearm pains….I think I don’t hold the grip rightly/properly please guide on how to hold the under arms supinated grip so that for arms muscle doesn’t pain like injury

  • I weigh a 165lbs and just cranked out 5 pull-ups with 80 lbs attached to my weight belt and then 5 pull-ups behind my head. At 56 years old I feel pretty good:)

  • I consider them different exercises and I do both. To me they are as different or similar as squats and lounges (well, here the difference is bigger though).

  • thank you for this video is very helpful to know the basic and in depth training…since I am the novel to fitness very useful for me..thanks a lot

  • In my prime I was 150 and was doing 11 Chin Ups with a 50 lb backpack.
    I’ve definately slacked off and need to get back into shape. I’m at 163 and not nearly as strong as when I was lighter.

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  • I started doing pullups for the first time ever and my elbow ( inner side ) starting paining a bit soo I took a break of 2-3 days and after that I did them again. It start paining again the same way as before so how do I fix this elbow pain. I do around 300+ pushups daily and I don’t feel any pain in my elbows during that excersize. But when I started doing pullups again after another break of 3-4 days. I started feeling the pain again in my elbows it’s not excruciating but I don’t want to risk any permanent injury. I ordered elbow wraps to help with stability and compression. What should I do?

  • Thanks for all your helpful videos Jeff! I’m a few weeks into a beginner Cali training program after an injury put me in bed for a few months. The incremental loads are planned the way you described, it’s well thought out, but your videos really help understand the reasons and biomechanics involved.

  • The easier way will always be the way you started. If you started with chin ups then you can do more chin ups if you started with pull ups then you’re a pull up guy ��

  • The pull up is better for good posture if you have over active pecs or front chain, thats what i have concluded from practise and all theories i have got from this and some other channels

  • Eh visto casi todos tus videos y me inspiran mucho, estuve tratando de cumplirlos todos al maximo, pero la falta de uma barra me impide poder crecer más, no hay parques cerca y en mi casa mis papás piensan que es una perdida de tiempo y tratan en lo absoluto que haga ejercicio.
    Puedo con planchas, sentadillas, l-sit y pushes pero le tengo miedo colgarme en una barra porque no puedo

  • Chip ups are easy. Every man I know can do them without ever hitting weights. Pull ups… well, that’s a different story. I know some people who can bench press their body weight or more and can’t do a single pull up. I’m glad I can do clean pull ups with chin going over the bar. Don’t get me wrong, it was damn hard and painful to develop the strength to do pull ups

  • the guys demonstrating this were cringe… NEVER let your arms go completely straight after that eccentric movement, this is incredibly bad for your shoulders and causes irreparable damage over time!!! It may be “easier” since you are in a more rested position but its not worth it people… only lower yourself 80-90% of the way!!!

  • Coach! Why is it hard for me to do a pull ups when i go to gym and lift heavy weight?? But i can easily do when i dont go to gym and lift no weight…is this normal??

  • This is absolute made up horseshit! They are both chin ups, one uses a “supinated” grip, whilst the other uses a “pronated” grip…

  • Thank you for the lesson. I give these guys, and the video a thumbs up. Here In New York City Saturday May 9th 3:49 a.m. learning. I’ve been doing pull-ups, chin-ups for years, but I never knew benefits.��

  • Imagine waking up and the first thing you see is the chin up guy face starring silently glaring into your soul so you can feel the pain of the innocent ppl

  • so which one is better for me? i just need to do both, cause they use different muscles… only problem there is that one muscle being used in both and it will scream hell at me, wont it? xD at least it feels like that to me the last few times

  • I honestly feel the chin up more in my triceps then my biceps, I barely feel the pump in my bicep, but def in my triceps no idea why

  • Good video, with exact and simple packed information, without unnecessary content, which many youtubers add in their videos. Thank you!

  • Hi, Athlean-X!:-D Thank you! Question: Which order do you recommend me doing these exercises in? And should I do all of them on the same day? Info: I´m quite new to working on being able to do pullups, pushups and now I see you recommend chin ups too. I´ve been focusing mainly on pullups, since dreaming of being able to do even one actual pullup has been my dream for so long. I wasn´t able to when I was younger, skinnier and stronger and now I´m over weight, weak and older. But, I don´t give up. I use an apparatus now that allows me to do Pull downs with reversed grip, up to 120 kg. I´m currently at 37,5 kg on pull ups. I do two more exercises wit this apparatus. One that simulates muscleups, currently at 22,5 kg. Another where I do an exercise with my armes fully extended in front, currently at 15 kg. After that I simulate pushups towards a plank 40 cm above the ground. I just managed to do 17 of those. I do 3 sets in every exercise. 1 Which order do you recommend me doing these exercises in? 2 Should I do all of them on the same day? 3 Which ones should I be able to do the same weight in? 4. Should I wait with developing any of them further until I´m on the same weight in all of them? I hope you understand. It´s a bit difficult to translate what I´m trying to ask. ;-p hehe.

  • Hey, could you adress in one of your movies one thing that is certainly happening to more and more people who use mobilephons and computers all day long inward rotation of forearm. Right hand that most of use mouse with is more safe, but i have noticed that my left hand can not rotate properly outwards, and i asume that this is why i can’t go down fill ROM, and my glenohumeral joint hurts. How can I help myself?

  • I didn’t know there are differences between these two,I always thought that one was right way and the other was wrong way to do a pull up

  • FYI: After my shoulder (right, rotator cuff)surgery, neither “pull-up, nor “chin-up” grip (“over-hand”, or, “under-hand”, respectively), feels great, so, I often use one hand “over-hand”, and the other hand “under-hand”…..Any recommendations/precautions?!!!……

  • I’m 50 started about 2 weeks ago could only do 2. Now I do sets of 6 5 4 3 then 2. 1 set each for Wide, normal, close grip Pullup chins. Next week I go for 7 6 5 4 3 2 and so on..

  • 6:30 Regulare push ups!
    Does archer pull ups��
    This is a perfect representation of how osvaldo most train.
    Osvaldo: Lets do some normal push ups
    Also Osvaldo: Does planche push ups

  • I have tennis elbow that’s troubling my upper forearm and it interferes with pullups. I started doing face pulls on your recommendation but what else can i do for my back?

  • Thanks for the tips. It all makes sense when you point out the range of motion and also, what you want to accomplish. If you don’t have a weightlifting bar, some chin ups will help. I will do a little more work on pullups so I can try some movements outdoors where I climb a wall or do wall hangs. The RPF is a complete butt kicker and would recommend it to anyone.

  • good stuff as usual from him, but disagree somewhat on his recommendation to be able to pull-up 25% more weight than to bench. Considering how imbalanced many people are, I think a better barometer is simply being able to pull up in the general ballpark of what you can bench. I don’t think it needs to be necessarily even exactly equal, as long as it’s close.
    Further, the movements aren’t in the same plane either: a more accurate barometer of symmetry between front and back would replace the pull up with, say, some kind of row and test that against the bench press/chest movement.

  • Thanks, Jeff! I’m about 40 days into Athlean-X after doing P90X for 12 years. Wish I would’ve discovered your program sooner. Perhaps I could have avoided major shoulder surgery.

  • It took me a while to realise that you are a real expert. The more I listened and learnt the more I realised other trainers are not covering thanks for the safety oriented advise you’re more or less my go to now

  • Remember to take off your shirt, as dead weight will drag you down. When you’re more advanced, you can put on an extra shirt, for more of a challenge ��

  • Sweet a new video haven’t seen any new videos in my subscription box for awhile.

    Pull ups are my favorite exercise, but maybe you should stick to your door frame. 😉

  • I’m 38…187 cm..117 kg..I can do 20 pull ups…Since I was a kid that was my first exercise…I was allways afraid of height…and situation that I’m going to hang..and that my life will depend about the strenght of my hands haha..sounds silly..but it was like that…but now I have big ‘wings ‘…

  • It’s not just “big fat guys” who struggle with pull ups. The world’s strongest man, Brian Shaw can’t even do five pull ups; and the ones he did do were not even full pull ups. I’m pretty sure that pull ups favor smaller men.

  • 6’2″, 185, still can do 4 or 5 pullups on a good day at age 73. Always start back workout with 4 sets of pullups and 4 sets of chin ups. May have stop with the chin ups, getting some tweaks in my biceps.

  • I’m learning, with your help, to choose exercises that will enhance my life. Help me achieve the skills I’ve chosen to master. Help me do my job better. Be a better healthier Grand father. So the pull up does seem to be the one that would be used more often throughout a variety of skills. And to pull yourself up off of a roof or ledge to save your own life. I like the neutral grip personally because it just feels more natural to me. Thanks Guys. ROCK ON!!!!

  • I thought I was good at pull-ups until I heard that ratio. I can do 8 reps bench press at 85 kg and 8 reps pull-ups at 80+15 kg, i.e. pull-ups only 12% stronger.

  • Thank you Jeff, this is the best breakdown/comparison of these exercises I’ve heard. 
    The stupidest I’ve heard is Rippetoe’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtRHAE7bqR8, I don’t understand why that dumdum has so many fans.

  • Very helpful Jeff, I am just training the pull-up, I train split twice per week being 70 years old, I am using a strong band to assist over-hand sets of 6 reps 3 sets, many thanks.

  • Dude that’s crazy…I can bench 100kg for 12 reps. But to do 120kg of Pullups for 12 reps?! That would mean adding 35kg to my bodyweight and getting 12 Pullups done…I guess I’m imbalanced then ��‍♂️

  • Could barely do 2 pull ups when I started 10 weeks later I’m already at x10 I’m about to add 20 pounds weight my next session!!! Biggest thing that helped me was keeping my feet in front of me like Jeff mentioned in another vid. Helped tremendously obviously my form was not proper!!

  • that weird laugh at the end to cover up the pain you are feeling from getting hit on the head with that pull up bar lool, good video

  • I’ve been doing some Convict Conditioning for the longest time with varying levels of enthusiasm, but I am plateauing and lacking variety, especially in the pull-up department, floating at around 10. I used to think of chin-ups as not worth doing because they felt too damn easy, but now that I have been delivered from scrubitude by the sacred light of Athlean-X, I am going to try replacing pull-ups by chin-ups + wide grip pull-ups to hit both biceps and back in a more focused way but separately for a while, and see what results I get. Thank you Jeff!

  • This is very helpful, especially the lay down and pull up with wide grip to build back muscles:D Thank you. I train at home with homemade weights and pull up bar but was struggling with back coz I am a complete beginner

  • what’s a good routine to get good at it again I was able to 10 when I weighed range of 150 now I weigh almost 200 I wanna be able to do them again

  • great vid and love the ending, I’ve done that a few times without realizing it. it just shows how strong you’ve become by flicking the pull up bar off the door frame lol

  • The best way to learn to do chin/pull ups when you have difficulties is doing negatives. Climb up, set yourself up chin above the bar and lower yourself down. Do series of that and it will be the best training to pull yourself up. Same thing with hand-stand push-up: you start your arm fully extended and you lower yourself slowly until your head touches the ground, then you reset and do it again.

  • I suggest you watch Jeff’s later videos on pull-ups. The advice he gives here on form is contrary to the advice he gives in the later videos.

  • Yes, in general when you begin training with an exercise your progress comes in waves. It is not stable. The first progress-wave comes quite fast because your neuromuscular system is fresh to this movement and you progress both because you get stronger but also because your body learns to do the movement more effectively (better neuromuscular activation).
    So to make a long story short the more you get better at the exercise the more your progress will slow down (as in everything in fitness).

  • Your plateaus will be more persistent which means you just have to stick more with it and have patience! But that is no reason to quit! Stick at it otherwise you will always stay on your plateaus and never go further…
    As Bruce Lee said ”f you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

  • Is it harder to progress once you are able to do about 10. If i ‘learn’ to do one more, is it going to be harder than when i was only able to do 3.

  • BTW, you should face the opposite direction on the bar. The leverage on the outside of the door frame will force the ‘hanger’ part into the top of the door frame on the inside. That’s why it attacked you!! Maybe you did it this way to show us for clarity of the video.

  • Lmfao @ the end. Thanks for the tips dude. I was wondering why my forearms were hurtin like crazy. Just started to do pullups&chinups today. I can only lift myself up like only an inch but in days and weeks I’ll get better. Thanks again.

  • When I first hit the gym I wasn’t able to do 1 and I never tried doing pull-ups but after a month of the gym out of nowhere I was able to do 5 and now I can do 10

  • Please use the bar the other way around, so your head moves up between the two grips “sticking out” 😉
    Also what I find: If you use thoses two grips “sticking out” (aka neutral grip, I think), you work your lat a bit more, but that may be wrong.
    Further more I would recommend to try to put the thumb over the bar aswell. Yes it’s harder to get a grip on then, but it works your forearms more. Nice vid, keep it up!

  • So i have this thing. When I’m doing chin ups im only getting good at chin ups. When I’m doing pull ups I’m getting betther at both. The carey over effect is huge.

  • i have always struggled with pullups but chinnups i make progress on i currently am on a routine where i do 5 sets of chins on sun and wed i started with 5 sets of 1 then add one each workout day so I’m up to 1 set of 7 and 4 sets of 6 now it really burns my right forearm on set 1 but after that seems ok i start at dead hang and just get lats activated for 2 pulls then on the third pull i start my first chinnup hopin to get to 5 sets of 10 then start over doing pullups

  • Neutral grip is best for biceps, upper pecs as that research paper stated, so there is no “best variation” use them all or at least few. For protecting shoulder neutral grip is always safer too. And also i don’t believe he has that poor shoulder mobility i can lift both hands behind my ears with locked pelvis easy. In addition if you use rings you are in all positions at once if you pull up while rotating rings in, so false video.

  • Thanks for vid. Tho i disagree on the injury prevention. For common internal rotation and bicep tendonitis issues CU mos def safer. CU better for weighted transition to one arm pu imho

  • My mobility is pretty good for both types, almost the same, my arms can go a little beyond my head

    But for me chin up is easier on the joints, especially when I keep pushing after getting tired. And I prefer chin up as it works more muscles, so I can get more things done in shorter time

  • U guys have crazy athleticism. If u wanted to, either of u could become amateur champs in Muay Thai or MMA easily if your coaches are good

  • My problem is, for the first time today, I was able to do chin-ups, 5 at most in a row, but I can’t even start to do a pull-up yet, however, I don’t have a bar to use, so I’m having to use a door frame, so hardly anything to grip onto, great video btw, thoroughly enjoyed it though

  • Ring pull ups / chin ups are my favourite. You can feel what works for you and allows your body to go to its optimal position during the movement.

    Great video!

  • how can i put that into my workout regime to get the most out of it. Can i do 4-5 sets and each set will be different pull up variation? or should i do all sets the same variation?

  • Nice video. I found out that I am pretty mobile in both positions but a little less mobile with the chin up position. Thanks for the video.

  • After I do chin up my shoulder and elbow joints hurt RIP
    That’s why I hate training first u will become disabled and gave problems before u get stronger

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  • Nice video bro good information! What I find eve better and more functional is to do chin-ups and pull-up on tree branches. I love doing natural movement/parkour and while doing tree climbing I like putting in sets of pull-ups, chin-ups and body weight rows in all manor of positions and you get a great upper back workout! Branches allow you to find an infinite variety position for all body weight exercise! Goes to show that some of the best gym equipment is what nature provides!

  • im a 190 5’6 and doing sets of 20 all varieties of pull and chin ups.. specially now that were on lock down.. and man!! they really pump you up..

  • I got bad tendonitis in my elbow from doing chin ups.
    It’s been over a month now since I did them and now I only do regular and neutral grip pull ups and so far the elbow feels much better.

  • I still do Chin ups” but slow halfway reps I don’t go all the way down for that reason to not damage my shoulders” really gives A good pump to the biceps and forearms,,, both close and wide grip,,,

  • I can do 15 pushups in one go and around 9-10 chest dips. But I can only do one pull up. Which muscles should I target to get to around 10 pull ups or so(in one set)

  • Can confirm. Spent 5 months out of the gym last year after tearing my shoulder doing chin ups. Had been doing assisted chin ups for a year and one day I decided to do bodyweight ones. Totally stuffed my shoulder.

  • Wow I just found this channel and I’ve already learned how to run faster, train to wall climb and prevent shoulder damage. Love this.

  • Close battle! Fair reason for not doing chin ups, but as you said everyone should choose what suits him(her) more, depending on goals, mobility etc.. I love doing both, but chin ups were my first love��. And yes rings for pull ups, amazing choice!

  • Hey Tapp Bros here, Hope you enjoyed the video! If you are trying to learn your first pull up, make sure to watch our 4 Steps to Your First Pull Up here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxBojDfhx-E and if you want to start your in Home Bodyweight Training with us, check out the Rapid Primal Fitness course here: http://bit.ly/2WcV2og. Train safe and stay strong!

  • This is super great and. You have inspired since to create funny videos. And I have decided to start my own comedy series which is showing on my YouTube channel today. I hope I get little support.. This will be a dream come true. I love this

  • He should uncross his legs though it’s more functional think getting over a wall, you wouldn’t push yourself over with your legs crossed

  • If you do chinups do constant tension chinups i.e. dont go al the way down and keep tension on your arms and back for the duration of the set.

  • The green arrows on the scapula helped a lot with pulling the scaps properly! I thought I had to push down the scapula from the top of my shoulder until today! Thanks a lot!!!

  • Waaahhhh, I miss so bad the bar��
    It was my favorite exercise at gym alongside squat.
    I always loved strengthening my back and legs��.
    Time to start again after two years out������������

  • Hey Chris I live in Australia and I want to set up a set of bars to do my work outs as I learn from you have you done a video on this as to what heights everything should be and how far a part of so please let me know just waiting so I can get dimensions and get started building it.
    Cheers paul

  • Just one question: Imagine that there is a door frame between my legs. Is it okay or wrong to put my feet on the left and right side of the frame (So i pull myself vertically up) in the event my doorframe pulls out of my wall and I fall down and dont get injuries… And im being serious here:) Is it okay to put my legs on the left and right side of the doorframe xd

  • no this is false, that strain is coming from your lats beings too tight. sitting in the chin up position helps stretch that as much as possible. judge the body, not the movement. and btw the best variation is with rings. theres alot of shoulder strain with pull ups due to not being able to go all the way up. which usually causes impingement.

  • H,i Tapps! �� I am still working hard to get my first unassisted pull up. I used to be able to do about five or six chin-ups in a row, but then I gained some weight doing weightlifting stuff and that became impossible… but now I’m trying again. there’s a lot of debate about whether assisted pull-up machines are any good… Do you think assisted pull-ups are better to get you to do bodyweight pull-ups, or are progressive Australian pull-ups better?

  • getting a pullup bar this coming wednesday, not really sure how fast i’ll progress, but i’m hoping to do a one arm pullup by the end of July.

  • If you want to have the Dorito v shape do wide grip chin ups put your hands facing you and put them 2 feet apart and pull your self up then you will get the v shape a