Best answer: How far apart should your hands be for a pull up?

Are wide grip pull-ups better?

Wide grip pull-ups are essentially a regular pull-up with a wider hand position. The main benefit of a wider grip is increased activation of the latissimus dorsi or lats for short. The lats are back muscles just below the shoulder blades.

Do pull ups give you a six pack?

‘Do pull ups give you a six pack?’ No, just doing pull ups won’t give anyone a six pack as the only way to get a six pack is to lose belly fat and work the abs, and you only use the abs for stabilising the body during pull ups.

Do pull ups build shoulders?

A pullup engages all your important shoulder and back muscles — your lats, pectoral muscles, rhomboids and trapezius. A pullup also opens your chest, a counter movement to the hunched seated position. “It’s a great multijoint, multimuscle exercise,” Norwood says.

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