On another note, if you are to go down that path, i have found using a grip with your thumb and fingers all on the same side of the bar places less stress on your shoulder and more on the lats.
Does ANYBODY have any scientific evidence to back up the above???
How does the position of the thumb place less stress on the shoulder???
Haven’t read that study yet.
I put that in the same category as:
- The knee shall not go past the toe
- Squatting is bad for the knees
- DL is bad for the back
Any safe exercise is USELESS. Sport and training, by their very nature are dangerous.
Nate explained it very well.
Over the past 35 years of training I noticed that those who went wide and did it often ended up with shoulder problems. I have not read any scientific reports to either back that up or refute it.
I never noticed anyone have problems performing the Deadlift or Squat properly. It could be that those are more “natural” movements than a wide grip Pull-up is,
I’m not sure. I only posted mu opinion to save you from future pain. Obviously, you can do whatever makes you happy.
The part about the thumbs on the same side of the bar is just personal experiance. i have shoulder issues, and hence have sought to mitigate them. Putting the thumbs on the same side as the fingers has helped me. No science to back it up. No olympic committee has paid me. No, i’m not a cscs. Do what you will, i just offered some information that has helped me.