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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me which exercise(s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Many: the chin up involves your forearms(wrist flexors/grip), biceps and lattisimus dorsi(back). So pulls up are close but more difficult related to the wrist pronation. "Lat pull downs" are a mimic for pull ups(but seated). Rowing motions, like seated cable rows, bent over dumbbell rows or inverted rows, will also work similar muscles but at different angles.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Please explain which exercise(s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Pull-up vs chin-up: Check out following for differences btwn pull-ups vs chin-ups, both of which work the back, arms & shoulders but from different perspectives & to different degrees: http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/exercise-face-off-pull-up-vs-chin-up & http://www.aworkoutroutine.com/pull-ups-vs-chin-ups/.

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