I can do a few chin ups and zero pull ups. If I keep doing chin ups, will the muscles being developed allow me to do pull ups? I think my biceps are better developed than my back, which is why I can do chin ups but not pull ups. Thakns in advance!
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05-03-2012, 01:55 AM #1
will doing chin ups improve pull ups?
05-03-2012, 02:01 AM #2
05-03-2012, 05:34 AM #3
Not necessarily. If you want to improve your pull ups, you need to do all sorts of compound exercises. Deadlift, bench, bent-over rows and dips will immensely help your core and thus improve your pull ups as well. 6 months ago, I too couldn't do a single pull up and only did 3 cheat chin ups. Now, I can do 8 strict form pull ups. This improvement had nothing to do with practicing pull ups or chin ups.
05-03-2012, 05:48 AM #4
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there definately will be some type of carry over but you should start working on pullups....start by doing lat pulldowns and if your gym has one an assisted pullup machineAll American EFX Rep
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05-03-2012, 07:09 AM #6
Negatives are your best bet here. If you want to take it a step further, strap 25lbs to your waist and start doing 30-second negative reps on a wide overhand grip. This will dramatically increase your strength (and size) pretty quickly."Nice TAPOUT shirt, you must kick so much ass."
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05-03-2012, 08:39 AM #7
Use a chair in front of the pull-up bar, and when you cant do any more or stuck in the air, use your leg to assist you, do 3 more then do slow negatives. Losing weight will make you do more pull-ups but in my opinion its a great way to bulk. Im a very heavy guy and I can do 7 pull-ups and 10 chins and its made me gain loads of muscle. If I lost alot of my weight the reps would fly up and I would have to find a belt to add weight on.
You could always do sets of pull-ups and switch to chins once your pull-ups give in.
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05-04-2012, 04:00 PM #10
OP doing the move underhanded is a good way to prep for overhanded. If someone can do 20 underhands, odds are they will manage a decent number of overhands.
The advice about training overhand grip using light resistance on a pulldown is also very good. Once you work up to doing your weight (as long as they are normal pulleys and not the kind that help you) on that machine for a decent rep range, you should be able to do around that many free.
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