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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?
Atomic, stop reading retarded fitness articles and just go lift.
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 !
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.
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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