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    you guys do palms facing you or palms away and how far is your grip? a little more than shoulder with or wide?

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    a nice alternative is towel pull-ups. awesome for grip strength as well as your back.
    IF I CAN'T HAVE IT ALL THEN I DON'T WANT IT AT ALL.

  3. #23
    palms facing shoulder width apart.

    I try to touch the bar on my upper chest if I can.

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    Palms away. I go wide until real heavy weight. If I go wide with heavy weight I strain a tendon (connects upper chest to shoulder area). Sorry don't know what it's called. Using variations in grip will target the back at different angles in my opinion.
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    i acutally alternate every set. one set with palms in and one with palms out. palms out are harder and works the back more i feel and palms in works a bit more biceps.

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    Originally posted by mj
    Using variations in grip will target the back at different angles in my opinion.
    correct.
    IF I CAN'T HAVE IT ALL THEN I DON'T WANT IT AT ALL.

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    at what point would you guys stop using weighted chins? i once tried 90 pounds (got about 3/4 of the way up) but at some point will the shoulder joint be compromised?

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    if you are doing weighted chins, i would say if you can't get at least 4 or 5 reps take some weight off. when it comes to pull ups i believe in a combination of quality and quantity.
    IF I CAN'T HAVE IT ALL THEN I DON'T WANT IT AT ALL.

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    i agree.

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    If a 1RM chin doesnt cause any pain or irritation i dont see the problem with going heavy. But then again maybe I am missing something. I regularly do 3 reps with 135 and occasionally do singles... Im aiming for a 1RM chin (bw+ additional 180 lbs) in my next training phase.

    I dont see the point in a sprinter doing it, however.

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