Asked in Weightlifting
What muscles are used during pull ups?
May 17, 2010 11:31PM
Depends on the grip of course, but primarily lats and rhomboids. It also uses traps and some smaller muscles in the back. The extent to which it uses biceps depends on the grip.
Asked in Exercise
What muscle does chin ups work?
what muscles are worked when doing chin ups: BICEPS Pull-ups place a tremendous amount of strain on the biceps muscles of the arms. Latissimus DorsiThe latissimus dorsi, which is the large muscle on the lateral sides of the back, is responsible for supplying much of the force needed to execute a pull-up. Forearm MusclesThe muscles of the forearms are worked in a secondary, or supporting, manner when a pull-up exercise is performed. DeltoidsThe muscles of the front shoulders, or deltoids, provide significant lifting stability and are worked considerably during the execution of a pull-up exercise. Abdominals (Core Muscles)The core muscles of the body, mainly the abdominal muscles, receive significant muscle stimulation during execution of a pull-up.
Asked in The Difference Between
What the difference between pull ups and chin ups?
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
Which muscle are you working when you do pull-ups?
What are the benefits of pull-ups and chin-ups on muscles?
What is the difference between push-ups and pull-ups?
Asked in Exercise, Eagles, The Difference Between
What is the difference between a chin-up and a pull-up?
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