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  • brittanystebbins95brittanystebbins95 Member Posts: 535 Member Member Posts: 535 Member
    to do 15 chin ups in a row....I'm currently able to do 11. Started 4 months ago and barely able to do 2. Want to see how strong your upper body is? do chin ups or even harder, pull ups. (at least for me, it's tough!) Getting stronger every day.

    Curious what's the difference between a chin up and a pull up? I assumed that they were basically the same thing
    A chin up, do you just get your chin to the bar? And a pull up, over the bar?
    Please enlighten me! :)
  • martianspudsmartianspuds Member Posts: 93 Member Member Posts: 93 Member

    Curious what's the difference between a chin up and a pull up?

    I think I know the answer to this one, and look forward to Hawk's answer :)

    I believe the difference is your hand position as it holds onto the bar - are palms facing towards you, or facing away. My PE teachers back in the day would call palms facing away a chin-up, and palms facing towards you a pull-up. Each version works slightly different muscles - I believe pull-ups relied heavily on bicep muscles.
  • martianspudsmartianspuds Member Posts: 93 Member Member Posts: 93 Member
    I should mention, my PE teacher for grades 9-11 was built like a bowling ball on legs & chain-smoked behind the gym between classes, so I may have been misinformed! 😂
  • brittanystebbins95brittanystebbins95 Member Posts: 535 Member Member Posts: 535 Member
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    @martianspuds
    chin ups are palms facing toward/ underhand grip, and pull ups are palms facing away/overhand grip. With the chin ups, I go over the bar with my chin, although just meeting the bar is acceptable too for either.

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    Interesting... I have always referred to them as underhand/overhand pull ups. You learn something new every day!
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