By MH Staff - Posted on 7th February 2014
Which exercise you should do depends on which muscles you want to target, say researchers at the University of Salford in England. Here’s how the two moves stack up.
1 Pull Up (Overhand Grip)
Compared to the chin-up, the pull-up better activates your lower traps – key players in the quest for a V-shaped torso. It also works your lats and infraspinatus muscles, which help rotate your shoulder joints.
2 Chin Up (Underhand Grip)
Although technically a back exercise, the chin-up also activates your biceps and pectoral muscles. If you find pull-ups too hard, give chin-ups a try.