Many people are confused when it comes to different pull up movements. The principle of any pull movement is the same. Lift something that has weight above a plane or certain point on a infinite surface (its geometry folks). The main difference between pull ups or chin ups is the grip and angle.

  • Chin-ups: use a double underhand or supinated grip.
  • Pull-ups: use a double overhand or pronated grip.
  • Neutral grip pull-ups: involve performing a pull-up on two parallel bars with the palms facing each other.

For most, pull ups are a staple in their upper body workouts. Some gym rats may feel more comfortable sticking to the lat pull-down machine but we won’t get into that today. As far as bodyweight exercises go pull ups are still on top of the list. With gyms still closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic bodyweight workouts and exercises are extremely popular.  But, for those who are able to do 10 solid pull up reps,from a dead hang position without swinging, you may be looking to challenge yourself. To do that we need to take a look at the progressive overload principle.

It’s important to incorporate the progressive overload principle in your workouts to make sure your building your muscles for strength and size. This principle is the foundation for muscle growth. You achieve muscle growth by constantly increasing the difficulty of your workout routine. This may be done through various of methods such as adding more weight or using resistance bands. But because pull ups are a bodyweight exercise we do not encourage gaining more body weight or fat. Instead read on to find out all the safe ways you can grow your upper body muscles with the king of upper back exercises: the pull up.

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