Wide grip pullups vs. shoulder width?

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  1. deadbolt

    deadbolt New Member

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    is one more beneficial than the other?

    major differences?
     
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    wide grip = kills your shoulder. it did for me.

    shoulder width= still cracks sometimes but no pain afterwards.
     
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    When doing wide grip, I actually found it easier on my tendonitis if I don't pull up as high anymore. I used to bring the bar to my clavicle but now just to eye level....
    How much am I shortchanging myself doing this?
     
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    Wider grip = wider lats


    Thats how I've always been told.

    No difference in pain for me between a shoulder width grip and wide grip.
     
  5. JeremyD

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    Probably not much in all honesty. As long as you keep the focus on squeezing and pulling with your lats and not your arms, should be fine.


    Besides, have you seen your lats? lol
     
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    GreyRS Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

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    I am kinda in the same boat as Jokka. I go wide and I feel it in my shoulders. I generally do my heavier sets at just out side shoulder width and I come to my chin. Any lower and I tend to round my shoulders forward to get there.
     
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    Judging by your pics I'd say you are shorting yourself quite a bit you flabby fuck.
     
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    do both.. what can you lose?:)
     
  9. deadbolt

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    well i do weighted pull ups, so i want to expend my energy on whichever is more beneficial
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Its only the last few months I've been doing it this way though.
     
  12. Ceaze

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    You can make arguments on both sides of the coin, and there will never be a definitive answer.
     
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    One being... the closer the grip... more range of motion.
     
  14. deadbolt

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    then i will alternate week to week
     
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    Or WILL there be!!!???
     
  16. Marix

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    Wide grip = fuck your rotator cuff
     
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    With the range of motion I have in my shoulders, that's about as high as I can usually go anyway.
     
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  19. L7

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    Do whichever is the most comfortable.
     
  20. rebs

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    big lats = wide lats

    id say stay shoulder or slightly wider than, and lift heavy
     
  21. sweetcheeks

    sweetcheeks Patron Saint of Quality Footwear

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    used to do shoulder width, but I've found going wider hit the lats harder, at least for me anyways.
     
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