What Muscles Do Pull-Ups and Chin-Ups Work
During a Pull-Up the muscles that are mainly worked are those of the upper body and the arms.
A. Primary muscles
- Latissimus Dorsi (also referred as lats)
the largest muscles found on your body, on the lateral sides of the
back. It is
responsible for supplying much of the force needed to execute a
your grip for a fuller workout on these muscles.
Pull-Ups place a great amount of strain on the biceps. They are involved more during a Chin Up (where the palms are facing towards the body).
Several upper back muscles work together with the latissimus dorsi to complete a pull-up. These muscles include the teres major, rhomboids, middle trapezius and lower trapezius.
They are heavily engaged during the beginning of a pull up. When a pull-up bar is grasped, they tighten in order to secure a strong grip on the bar. The thicker the bar, the more strain is placed on the Forearm muscles.
The rear deltoids (or posterior deltoids) are worked considerably during the execution of a Pull Up.
The abdominal muscles receive significant stimulation as they help stabilize the body core during the exercise.
up your muscles before workout !
time on warming up will improve your level of performance and
recovery process after the pull-up workout.
A warm up doesn't take a long time and should contain two simple elements:
This increases blood flow to the working muscles, which results in more limber joints and less risk of injury. Running on the spot, astride jumps, skipping etc will increase your heart and breathing rate allowing blood to flow quicker.
There are several good stretches to limber your muscles prior to working out. All stretches should be repeated twice for each muscle group and held for 15 seconds.
* Always talk with your doctor before
beginning any exercise program.