Pull up or Chin up what is better for you? Exercises of chin up, Pull up and difference between them.

                             When it comes to train your upper body the pull-ups and chin-ups are the most effective exercises. These are quite popular and one of the most performed workouts. So let’s go a bit deep into them.



Pull Ups

                            The Pull-Up is a well known and one of the oldest exercises for upper body. It is so simple but really effective as you have to pull up your whole body weight with the help of your hands while hanging on the bar. It was also known as “Open-Chain” in the past, also in the 1950s it was “Bent-Over Row” and “Upright Row” in the 1970s.

                              


Chin Ups

                         The Chin-Up is almost same as the chin up but in the chin-up your palm is facing towards your chest and the different muscles are targeted in chin-ups than pull-ups. Otherwise, there is no major difference in these, chin-up is just to work a different set of muscles out.



Muscles Targeted

                                   

  Chin-Ups:

  • Branchioradialis
  • Brachialis
  • Biceps Brachii
  • Posterior Deltoids
  • Teres Minor
  • Teres Major
  • Trapezius
  • Infraspinatus
  • Latissimus Dorsi

   

  Pull-Ups:

  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Brachialis
  • Branchioradialis
  • Biceps Brachii
  • Posterior Deltoids
  • Teres Minor
  • Teres Major
  • Infraspinatus
  • Levator Scapulae
  • Rhomboids
  • Trapezius
  • Pectoralis


Benefits

  • They are Convenient to do you don't need to have a gym membership, you can do this exercise in your home and another place all you need is a solid metal bar.
  • They Improve your grip strength that can help you in intensive workouts either it is a Dead-Lift or any pulling exercise.
  • While performing pull-ups you don't have to worry about your joints due to its simple motion.
  • Doing pull up exercises helps you build more back muscles that improves your posture as well and you can create your desired V shape body.
  • You can easily build/increase your strength by just adding a more reps on a daily basis that increase your overall strength and help you decrease some weight as well.
  • You don’t need much experience for this if you are a beginner and want to perform these exercises then try Pull up assist bands to assist you in the start.



Conclusion

                               In the end after looking a bit deep into both of these we should also know that if we want our upper body strong we should do both of the workouts, as one targets chest more and one targets back muscles while many muscles are common in both workouts. So it is better if you perform both of the exercises for better results.