If you’re wondering whether there is a specific pull up to chin up ratio you should aim for then I’ve got you covered. I will hazard a guess that you find chin ups easier to perform than pull ups. However, perhaps you’re slightly concerned by how much of a difference in reps there is between … Read more
I would hazard a guess that most of us perform chin ups over pull ups due to the increased bicep activation. But, what should you do if you don’t feel chin ups in your biceps? Chin ups are primarily a lat exercise, so you should really feel them more in the lats. There is more … Read more
The main reasons you can perform chin ups but not pull ups include, your biceps are usually better trained than your lats, traps, and upper back. Your grip, forearms, and rotator cuff muscles may not be strong enough to perform pull ups. This may lead to avoiding pull ups completely, and even a mental plateau.