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Should I alternate between chin ups and pull ups?

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Should I alternate between chin ups and pull ups?

Postby linuxguy0481 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:40 pm

Like the subject says. I was wondering if I should alternative between the two and how should I alternate? Should I do pull ups one day and another day chin ups? Thank you.

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Re: Should I alternate between chin ups and pull ups?

Postby scumdogg » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:53 pm

There's no reason not to alternate between pullups and chins, but I wouldn't switch them up on alternating days, especially if you're a beginner, instead, I'd alternate weekly or biweekly. You have to not only train your muscles but also the neuropathways so that you get maximal muscle recruitment, as in this article, http://skinnybulkup.com/neural-adaptati ... -training/ . The basic gist is, to get good at an exercise and get the most benefit, you have to do it often and get used to the motion. I know I'm going to read this post later and wonder what the hell I was talking about :D
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Re: Should I alternate between chin ups and pull ups?

Postby linuxguy0481 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:56 pm

Thank you once again Scumdogg. you last sentence made me lol.
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Re: Should I alternate between chin ups and pull ups?

Postby GaTo » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:25 am

scumdogg wrote:There's no reason not to alternate between pullups and chins, but I wouldn't switch them up on alternating days, especially if you're a beginner, instead, I'd alternate weekly or biweekly. You have to not only train your muscles but also the neuropathways so that you get maximal muscle recruitment, as in this article, http://skinnybulkup.com/neural-adaptati ... -training/ . The basic gist is, to get good at an exercise and get the most benefit, you have to do it often and get used to the motion. I know I'm going to read this post later and wonder what the hell I was talking about :D


What are your thoughts regarding alternating during each workout? For example if it calls for 10 pull ups, is it ok for me to do 5 chins and then 5 pull ups? Or am I better of keeping the same grip?
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