Frequent question: Are chin ups or pull ups better for lats?

Do pull ups make your lats bigger?

Pullups primarily work your lats. Just about every pullup engages your lats. Unlike chinups, which exert biceps more, pullups primarily target lats. Other muscles such as your triceps, shoulders and core play supporting roles.

What is the best pull up for lats?

WIDE-GRIP PULLUP

The breakdown: The king of the pulls, this exercise targets the lats from top to bottom but really emphasizes the top third, which makes it ideal as a width-builder. Due to the wide grip, the range of motion is often shorter than most pulls.

Are wide grip pull ups better for lats?

Pullups, done with both hands in an overhand (or prone) grip slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, prove to be the most difficult of the pair. The wide grip isolates your lats, taking away much of the emphasis from the biceps. The underhand alternative—chinups—receives high praise as both a bicep- and back-builder.

How long does it take to build good lats?

I recommend that you place the five lat exercises first in the workout. Properly performed, you’ll be able to see significant muscular improvement in two weeks.

What’s the hardest muscle to build?

5 OF THE HARDEST TO TRAIN BODY AREAS

  • Obliques. Pretty much everyone does the standard ab crunches, but crunches aren’t going to develop your obliques. …
  • Calves. …
  • Forearms. …
  • Triceps. …
  • Lower stomach.
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