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Grip Variation in Negative Pull-ups?

Dr Darden
Would you say there would be a significant difference between the palms up grip and the neutral grip when it comes to chin-ups. The neutral grip is much more comfortable for me, but I don’t want to reduce bicep activation.

By the way you wrote it it’s not clear if you do or don’t want more bicep activation? It seems like palms facing you activates the bicep the most.

Sorry. I do want the stress more on biceps, but I feel much more comfortable with the neutral grip.

Just curious why you want more stress on the biceps. Seems like theres a zillion bicep exercises and chins seem to work the lats better? I can’t even do a chin any more so just wondering?