Doing pull-ups on a ledge vs. a bar

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  1. Nouia

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    Does it make any difference if I do pull ups on the edge of an I-beam (so just my fingers are holding me up, thumbs aren't used) versus doing them on a bar with palms facing away? I'm assuming it will work biceps just the same, but what about forearms? My guess is that the bar would be better, but I don't know.

    I've been doing them on an I-beam in the stairwell for the last month or so because my gym, for some bizarre reason, has no pull up bar.
     
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    you'll be fine. just works your grip a bit differently. same muscle recruitment.
     
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    probley work real world strength better....
     
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    Pavel usually recomends doing chins that way for that very reason.
     
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    i hate doing pullups with something in front of me. at my old job i'd put a broom at the top of 2 open doors that were close to each other, and pull up off that :rofl:
     
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    must've been a heavy duty broom
     
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    i was gonna go for light weight.. ;)
     
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    I just pull up on the door itself. It's actually harder than a pullup on a bar.
     
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    i weigh 225 :) so, not that lightweight.

    it was in a warehouse and they had these hella heavy duty brooms with thick metal handles.
     
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    what are you 5? :bowrofl:
     
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    i used to do it on the door. sometimes my face would scrape the door :hs:
     
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    no, i'd just get really bored at work, so i'd do pullups to pass the time. i thought it was kinda funny myself, looking back at that (it was 2-3 years ago)

    there wasnt anywhere else there that'd work for a bar so i just put the broom across the edge of each door, jumped up, and did pullups on it :rofl:
     
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    I have an easier time doing it on a ledge vs. a bar :hsd:
     
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