what do you mean upper half? Not that I believe or not in this it is just that I train at home, my ceilling is low and the pullup is one on the only lat movement I can do.
I am pretty sure the lower part in a pull-up (or when you are at the bottom) which would be the upper part of a pulldown (when the bar is higher) puts more emphasis on the back. Yeah I feel more me lats in this part but I just wanna make sure if in theory it is supposed to do so.
If my ceilling is low and I can do the 1/3-1/4 upper rom of the pull-up is it that bad for the lats?
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I probably should have said 'top half'. Basically where the muscle is under more of a stretch. On pullups/pulldowns the bicep takes on more of the load when the bar comes closer to your chin (or maybe it's juts because of my long ass arms haha).
EDIT: Basically what I am saying is if when you train the lats you (whether on a pulldown or doing pullups) have the bar come no lower than about nose level. As an example, watch when Matt Kroc does his pullups, you'll see thats exactly what he does. Thats how most guys I know prefer them.
I hope that makes sense. I might not have explained it properly.
Semantics is a bitch.