/ pull ups v fingerboard PU

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dale1968 - on 03 Jan 2013
doing it on the jugs wondered what it equated to in reverse grip pull up? as that's what I supposed to be doing, it's obviously harder, wondered how much harder?
and do I make any sense?!
as646 on 03 Jan 2013
In reply to dale1968: What exactly constitutes a "reverse grip pull up"? In a pull-up, your hands are pronated (ie facing away from you), whilst in a chin-up, your hands are supinated (facing towards you). Chin-ups are generally easier than pull-ups due to the additional bicep activition involved in the movement.

I don't really follow what you're asking beyond that though, sorry.
dale1968 - on 03 Jan 2013
In reply to as646: difference between your max chin ups on a FB and max on a bar, either chin up or pull up....
as646 on 03 Jan 2013
In reply to dale1968: Ah, right. That depends on what kind of hold you're using. A bar would probably be marginally easier, but I wouldn't imagine there would be a while lot of difference in the actual amount. Maybe one or two at the most? It depends on the quality of the holds though.
andic - on 03 Jan 2013
In reply to dale1968:

Also (although you dont seem to be doing this) there is little point trying to train finger strength and pull-up strength in the same movement a lot of people are tempted by the two finger pocket pull-up, but its better to train for strength at maximum weight rather than some compromise between your dynamic contact strength and trying to tire your large back and arm muscle groups

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