I have an Iron Gym.
What's better for the pecs? Wide-grip pull-ups or push ups?
How much better?
Thread: Pull-Ups Good for Pecs?
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EXRX lists the pecs as synergists in every variation except for overhand grip, so they are indeed good for the pecs. Just not that great for the pecs.
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what the ****... bro... pull ups are pulling exercises. Your chest is a pushing muscle. Not pulling. I guess flyes count as pulling... kinda sorta...
Just do push ups, stairs elevated push ups, diver bomb push ups, diamond push ups.
as for the iron gym. use all grips. till failure. starting with wide. I go to failure with push ups too... because i mean idk where else to go with that... after a while i get sick of it... im like screw this. id rather bench 3x5 instead of doing 60-70 push ups. than another set of like 40. and another of 30. and until i can do no more. . .
Do the close grip reverse on the iron gym for a nice forearm workout. Even the wide grip underhand is nice. Like the wide version of the chin up basically.
that takes care of chest and back. AS for traps. I would try to find something really heavy and shrug it. Shrug work to me is hard to come across. for "home made" simply because i can't find crap heavy enough.... I just deadlift...
For legs. do sprints, and alot of uphills. biking on highest gears and uphill. laps around the track with lunges. Oh yea. laps baby. u can't even do 1 lap on the track with lunges. Reverse laps for calves. uphills work calves.
Put a car in neutral and push that bitch. Point of this exercise is to move it from a dead stop. once its rolling its easy. So get it off dead stop, push like 5 feet. stop till its dead. and push again. Drive it and turn it around and do it again.
like i said. with any of this home workout crap i always go to failure.
Abs, you can do hanging leg raises and other typical body weight ab exercises
as for shoulders. i find this to be the hardest... if u don't have barbells or dumbbells... only thing u can do. is upside push ups. like vertical. Or lateral raises with something heavy with a handle/strap.
If u had the perfect pull up u could do some rear delt face pulls upside down. But its not safe to hang such long rope attachments and exercise on a iron gym.
Trus me bro. i got a iron gym... and i've been stuck at home before. lots of time. with nothing to do... with no car... with no where to walk to or bike too. I lived in the middle of nowhere. Thank god i went to college and went to a real gym.
Bodyweight gets boring. Its like god damnit start getting tired already. I start doing push ups. its like. 1, 2, 3~ okay **** this...
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