I have a question about proper chin up form and I am sorry if this has been discussed in previous t-mag articles but I think my question is specific enough to warrant use of the forum.
So when I perform a chin up (palms away is a chin up, right?) My upper arms are not at my sides(against my lats), but almost in front of me (against the point where my chest muscle ties into the ribcage). I will try to explain better. Instead of my elbows pointing away from my sides at the top of the chin, they are pointing in front of me towards my feet. So at the top of the movement my arms look almost like how a person looks after they catch the bar at the top of a clean, without getting their elbows up all the way. I hope that I explained what I look like enough but I will try harder if need be.
My question is that I wonder if my biceps are disproportionately strong to my lats, and therefore I do chinups this way to emphasize my strong arms and deemphasize my lats? I use about a shoulder width grip, so maybe if I moved my grip out more than my lats would activate more and this problem would self-correct? But I thought that I read somewehere that doing wider chins to emphasize the lats was a myth? Anybody have any advice or comments?