Hello, I was just surfing today, and then I stumbled across this.
They talk about (widegrip) chin-ups
Not TOO wide, otherwise you could hurt your rotator cuff. And certainly not wide enough where you are on the ends that angle down.
“Wide grip builds width” is one of those silly myths that WILL NOT DIE.
Wide grip pulling work takes the stress OFF the lat and places it ON the rotator cuff. Great, hey?
Shoulder width or narrower keeps the stress on the lat, which is where you want it. Vary your grip among overhand, underhand and close parallel grip, but please, leave the wide-grips alone.
I’ve wondered before is narrow-grip chins would be better because they stretch out the lats more than regular chin-ups. Generally, the greater the ROM, the greater the strength benefits are, correct? It seems to me that doing wide-grip chins vs. narrow-grip chins would be the equivalent of quarter-squats vs. full squats.
However I would stay away from the wide grip chins like built said, those just mess with your shoulder.
What’s your take on this? Because I have always heard the “Widegrip builds width”.