Going to the gym for some serious strength training is something that people enjoy doing to get physically fit. However, one need not have access to the latest and most advanced gym equipment to build muscle and gain strength. Take the case of pull ups and chin ups. A doorway pull up bar or any solid structure where you can hang from at arm’s length is all that is needed for this exercise.
What Are These?
Any beginner will have a hard time with these physical fitness routines, but these are nevertheless important in building one’s strength and developing the muscles in your back and arms. It is also a great help if you are into sports that involves a lot of pulling and grappling such as mountain and rock climbing.
Such routines do not benefit just men but these are also great for womens fitness. In fact, more and more women are discovering the wonders of these exercises, which include a well-toned back and shoulder muscles. An added bonus is a well proportioned physique which comes with toned lats and back muscles.
What Are The Differences Between These Two Exercises?
The most obvious difference would be in the grip. Pull-ups use an overhand grip with palms facing away from you while chin-ups use an underhand grip with palms facing you. Another significant difference is the movement since pull-ups use shoulder abduction as opposed to chin-ups which use shoulder extension where the elbows come down and back from the front.
Beginners will normally find chin-ups easier to execute compared to pull-ups although you can always ask for assistance from your personal trainer in doing these routines. Always remember to exhale during the pulling portion and make sure to keep your butt and abs tight all throughout the exercises.
To get the best results, most trainers recommend that one should try a combination of grips to master these routines. It is also best to do these on a few weeks interval especially for beginners.