Chinup VS Pullup | Is There A Difference?

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What is the difference between the two exercises? They both target the same muscle but provides different results. So which which one would benefit you more? To answer your question, it all depends on what you are trying to accomplish at Gain City (the gym).


Starting with an overhand grip, your palms should be facing forward on the bar with your hands a little more than shoulder width apart. When executing a repetition, your elbows should remain lateral to your body forming a “W”.

In comparison to a chinup, the pullup is going to attack your lower traps and your latissimus dorsi. These particular muscles, when trained give you the “V” look. It also assists in strengthening your shoulder rotational joints.


Starting with a supinated grip, your palms are going to face backward with your elbows pointed forward. When executing a repetition, elbows should continue to face forward. After bringing your chest to the bar, you will have executed one repetition.

I had a weak back, about a week back! Seriously though, this will attack your back fat. Not only will this exercise increase the strength in your back, it will also help both your biceps and chest muscles develop. If you find pullups tough, this might be the exercise you want to start off with.

Mastering the two workouts can help you achieve new strengths. You can become a stronger runner, a powerful boxer, or an overall muscular back person. There are many benefits to these workouts. The combination of the two exercises gave me the strength to do a muscle-up. I am happy with the results.

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