klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote,

chinups vs pullups

If you’re like most people, you probably use the terms “chinup” and “pullup” interchangeably to mean the same hard AF upper-body exercise. But it turns out, they’re actually not synonyms. (Yeah. Mind = blown.)

Still, they have a lot in common. In fact, a chinup is actually a variation of a pullup, says Doug Sklar, CPT. “Both involve pulling your body up until your chin passes a bar,” he explains.

The difference? “A chinup involves the palms of your hand facing toward you, while a pullup would have your palms facing away from you,” he says.

How you hang onto the bar is also different. Pullups generally involve a hold that's slightly wider than shoulder-width, Sklar says. While “chinups are typically performed with a narrower grip, approximately shoulder-width,” says Sklar.

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