I discovered this exercise accidentally while doing pullups. Basically, on a pull up bar, take a slightly narrower than shoulder with underhand grip. begin the pullup with elbows touching. go up all the way, but come down only until elbows touch.
I have never felt my bicep so stimulated. Do you think this is a dangerous exercise?
don't think i'd do this movement if i could, but don't things like your chest and the width of your biceps already prevent your elbows from touching? if you can touch your elbows together than i'd concentrate on basics until you are big enough whereby they can no longer touch.
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Underhand removes the emphasis from your back and places more stress on your biceps. The ROM i see most use ensures they dont get a decent contraction. I see a lot release tension whenever they get near the top and simply 'catch' themself at the bottom, which i see as putting a lot of unnecessary stress on a few tendons. Most turn the movement into a 'GET my head ABOVE this point and simply stretch my neck and wriggle'. Several other reasons, i mean take your pick.
I just dont see it as a worthwhile exercise. Some may agree with me, some may disagree with more. The world go round....
What you have just described is sloppy form! The same can be said for half inch, neck supported supramaximal squats, chest bouncing bench with crazy legs and anteriorly rounded shoulders, humping deadlifts with a rounded lumbar spine etc.
Chins or Underhand Pullups are a great exercise (when done properly of course!)