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Benefits of Neutral Grip Pull-ups?
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prospa7
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Is there anything special about doing neutral grip pull-ups? What I mean by that is there any added benefit from doing this exercise that differentiates it from regular pull-ups and/or chin-ups. Personally, I only do regular chin-ups and pull-ups so I'm debating if I should try neutral grip.

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hawaiilifterMike
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I only do neutral grip because it is easier on my shoulders. I just see it as variety - regular, neutral and chins that you can choose from.

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skohcl
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neutral being underhand or overhand?

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sjoconn
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hawaiilifterMike wrote:
I only do neutral grip because it is easier on my shoulders. I just see it as variety - regular, neutral and chins that you can choose from.


Yes. Much easier on the shoulders

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sjoconn wrote:
hawaiilifterMike wrote:
I only do neutral grip because it is easier on my shoulders. I just see it as variety - regular, neutral and chins that you can choose from.

Yes. Much easier on the shoulders


True. And it works your biceps more.

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plateau
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skohcl wrote:
neutral being underhand or overhand?


Neutral being neutral!

The same grip you would use for hammer curls if that helps?

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thorax
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skohcl wrote:
neutral being underhand or overhand?


Obviously joking, right?

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B.L.U. Ninja wrote:
sjoconn wrote:
hawaiilifterMike wrote:
I only do neutral grip because it is easier on my shoulders. I just see it as variety - regular, neutral and chins that you can choose from.

Yes. Much easier on the shoulders

True. And it works your biceps more.


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Do tons on neutral grip pull-ups with just BW and have seen my weighted "normal" pull-ups skyrocket.

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belligerent
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The more suprinate your wrists are, the stronger your biceps are. The biceps are weakest when using a pronated grip and strongest when using a supianted grip. The "neutral" grip is just somewhere in between. The issue when pulling is that the biceps generally fatigue faster than the lats, so the lats will get a better workout if the biceps last longer. When using a neutral grip, you'll work the lats better than while using a pronated grip, but not as good as while using a supinated grip.

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