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    The Shocking Truth About Chin Ups - How to Build Muscle | Strength Training Workouts | Mass Gain Diet | How to Build Muscle | Strength Training Workouts | Mass Gain Diet

    I came upon this article and am confused. Are they saying chin ups on a straight bar are bad or are they saying that chin ups in general are harmful?

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    Originally posted by AtomicSuperMen View Post
    The Shocking Truth About Chin Ups - How to Build Muscle | Strength Training Workouts | Mass Gain Diet | How to Build Muscle | Strength Training Workouts | Mass Gain Diet

    I came upon this article and am confused. Are they saying chin ups on a straight bar are bad or are they saying that chin ups in general are harmful?
    Which line confused you? This one:
    Chin ups are one the absolute best, most badass muscle building exercises you can do and they should be a regular part of every program.
    ?
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    • #3
      Atomic, stop reading retarded fitness articles and just go lift.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Zach View Post
        Atomic, stop reading retarded fitness articles and just go lift.
        I think he's just reading the titles. At least read the entire developmentally delayed fitness article before asking us to interpret it for you.
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        • #5
          Yep Chin ups can be very damaging !

          Don't forget Squats are very hard on the knees, Bench press tough on the shoulders, French press nasty for the elbows, most ab exercises damaging for the back, standing presses and Lateral raises very hard on the rotator cuff....that's if it's not already permanently damaged from upright rows.

          Have fun !

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
            I think he's just reading the titles. At least read the entire developmentally delayed fitness article before asking us to interpret it for you.
            Hahaha.

            And bullshit to straight bar chinups being bad for joints. Straight bar anything puts joints at unoptimal angles but it doesnt mean its going to cause joint issues. Man the fuck up, Arthur Saxon would have slapped Jason for posting that.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Zach View Post
              Hahaha.

              And bullshit to straight bar chinups being bad for joints
              Yup. +1.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by AtomicSuperMen View Post
                The Shocking Truth About Chin Ups - How to Build Muscle | Strength Training Workouts | Mass Gain Diet | How to Build Muscle | Strength Training Workouts | Mass Gain Diet

                I came upon this article and am confused. Are they saying chin ups on a straight bar are bad or are they saying that chin ups in general are harmful?
                Does anyone find it shocking that a person who advocates ring training and sells rings online would write an article stating that straight bar chins/pullups are damaging?

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                • #9
                  I've been doing weighted pull ups and chin ups for years and I have no wrist, elbow, or shoulder issues. My opinion is that eventually if you continue lifting you will get usage injuries as your joints wear out but should be stronger. If you don't lift you'll be much weaker and more susceptible to injury anyway. Time isn't on anyone's side and nobody gets off planet alive so, I choose to train for strength.
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                  • #10
                    To be fair, I've always had pain in my elbows doing chins on a bar. Pullups are fine as long as the volume is huge.

                    Pullups in rings or using those swivel grips that hook over the bar work much better for me and feel more biomechanically natural. Ymmv
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                    • #11
                      I do prefer playgrounds with metal rings to use, and also curved bars that let my wrists rotate in a bit. They are also less challenging, so there's the question. Do you want to be able to do straight-bar chin-ups? Then DO straight bar chin-ups.
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