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What is the difference between a chin-up and a pull-up?

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2012-01-08 14:20:11

The hand grip and muscles used is what differentiates these two

exercises.

A chin-up is performed with your palms facing TOWARDS

you. This mostly works your Bicep muscles.

A pull-up is performed with your palms facing AWAY from

you. This mostly works your shoulder and upper back

muscles.

So on the whole, Pull-ups are harder to do than chin-ups


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