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    chins or pulldowns

    I know most books say that chin ups are a better exercise but i wanted to hear from ya .Which one do you prefer and why

    Also do you do a wide or close grip ?

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    wide grip always for chin-ups--at least for me

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    A Wide Grip Pull Up would be more free weight (a good thing), which would give you better tension on the negative, than a Wide Grip Lat Pulldown.

    But when doing high rep burns - most people can't feasible use their bodyweight and need the lower resistance offered by the Lat Pulldown Machine.

    So... Pull-ups because they are using bodyweight and not a frickin' cable. But if you can't hit the target reps - than Pulldowns.

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    I am up to 26 pullups, wide grip always work best with me with a weight belt of course go to www.oo-rah.com they have a good work out for pull ups to make your back massive..... wrstlr69sdnl

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    chins are the best

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    Ahhh hell just switch 'em up every now and then.

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    in my own experience wide grip chins and behind the head pull ups worked best for me.

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    Personally, I have to use pulldowns because of the multiple injuries I have suffered to my left shoulder. Chins just place too much stress on that area since I hurt it...not worth another 6 mo. of not being able to work out. However if I were healthy I would choose chins, I believe they are far superior for building the back, especially when starting out.

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    Weighted pull ups, whether pronated or supinated.

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