whats the difference between pullups palms facing out or in?

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  1. illmaticnyc

    illmaticnyc New Member

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    does it work a diff muscle?
     
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    Activation of bicep?
     
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    I think palms in will work biceps and palms out works the bicep+forearm combo, its just like doing a reverse grip curl. But wide grip and close grip will change what back muscles your using.
     
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    palm in is known as a pull up
    palm out is known as a chin up
     
  5. timberwolf

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    And then there's the parallel/ neutral grip.
     
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    Be careful doing wide ones, they're rough on your shoulders.

    Doing them palm facing away(pullup) is more functional in my opinion, even though it uses a little less bicep. They pretty similar though.
     
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    :hsugh:
     
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    Doing them palm facing out is better, although harder at first, because you use many more muscles.
     
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