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Wide Grip Pull-Ups Better for Lats?


#1

everyone says hpw wide grip pull-ups hit your lats, but is it really a differnce from regular pull-ups, I mean when i do them my lats kill so it must be working to some extent. It also kinda feels wierd preforming wide grip pull-ups.


#2

This is done to death, I say do both. There’s a recent article on this but I can’t be bothered to fetch it. If you feel then, then do it. Just make sure what you feel working is your lats and not just your teres major.


#3

The lats stretch more when you bring your hands closer together. I would think a closer grip would be more ideal for hitting the lats. Wide grips seem to hit the rear delts and midback more.


#4

According to this, chins are better than pull-ups for lats. I think its what PF 88’s talking about

http://www.T-Nation.com/article/bodybuilding/common_exercise_misconceptions_part_2&cr=bodybuilding


#5

Do both… variety is key


#6

Wide grip puts more emphasis on the teres minor, which is a relatively small muscle that run diagonal/horizontal, but it is easy to feel and that is why “everyone” says they are better for your lats.

I use multiple variations of chin/pull ups, can’t go wrong some variety when it comes to a solid exercise.