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When it comes to training 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 the upper body. It is so simple but 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, even in the 1950s, it was “Bent-Over Row” and “Upright Row” in the 1970s.  

pull up

Chin Ups

 The Chin-Up is almost the 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 significant difference in these; chin-up is to work a different set of muscles out.

Chin Ups

Muscles Targeted                

  Chin-Ups:

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

  Pull-Ups:

  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Brachialis
  • Brachioradialis
  • 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 the 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 improve your posture as well, and you can create your desired V shape body.
  • You can quickly build/increase your strength by just adding more reps daily that improve 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 to Pull upassist 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 target's 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.

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