3 Reasons why you don't look any better after a year lifting:
>You didn't do, or do enough chin-ups.
>You cheat chin-up ROM and don't lockout your arms
>You didn't weight your chin-ups
Literally do like 10-15 sets of 1 chinup, with 20-30 second rest until you can't complete 1 rep with proper form. Next Session you can do 2 reps for as many sets as you can, then do a few more at 1 rep. Once you can do 4-5 reps for a few sets in a row you'll up the rest a bit and just do 3-5 sets. LIterally fastest way from 2 pullups-5 pullups in a row is by doing single pullups with low rest.
Its not a fucking excuse unless you're morbidly obese in which case what the fuck are you doing on this board. My dad can pump decent set on pull-ups and he's 55 and has big beer belly
Show me some proof that diet is important in building strength / muscle mass.
You don't need large amounts of protein, more than average, but not over 200grams like dyel retards on /fit/ eat.
Calories are important, a surplus is beneficial, but that isn't nutrition which I assume is what you're talking about.
>same muscles used
>easier to over load
>thus more weight used
>thus more volume
>thus more hypertrophy
Muscle contraction percentage differs, sure, but you won't pull-up as much as you chin-up, thus chin-ups allows for volume.
Range of motion also comes into play, chin-how have a greater range of motion which may allow for more muscle fibre recruitment perhaps?
I'm not too sure on that last claim.
If you truly aren't baiting, if you aren't tracking your macros while following a strict training regimen then you're wasting your time. You need to make sure you are eating enough protein and at a caloric surplus. Not "eating healthy"
If you can chinup more than you can pullup you are doing it wrong. Most people can do more chinups because they are bicep dominant curlbros who don't know how to engage and control contractions of specific muscle groups.
What is the actual difference between a pull up and a chin up? It's just that one is "overhand" and one is "underhand", right?
What is it when you use the bars that stick straight out, as if you were grabbing another dude's dick?
>didn't lift for 1.5 years due to insanely fucked up schedule that left me 6 hours to sleep every day
>occasionally did pull-ups while passing a jungle gym at my block
>could do 5-6 proper wide-grip pull-ups
>lifted for two months now
>progressing well on rows, pulldowns and t-bar rows and generally all lifts
>finally figured out that I can do pull-ups on the smith machine (no pull-up bar in the gym, srs)
>thought I'd probably manage 10 now
>barely did 5
feels more like a chin-up to me. pull-ups don't engage bicep much, chins engage engage bicep a lot like curls and double handjob-ups feel like they engage biceps the way hammer curls do. they even feel easier than chins
>haven't lifted for a few weeks now
>feeling like a DYEL normie
>decide to see how many pullups I can still do
>mfw I can still bust out 23
Weighted pullups are life
Gymnastics over weights for upper body. You'll sacrifice quick muscle gains for athleticism. Sprinting can't replace squats. The ROM trained when sprinting is essentially a 1/8th squat. Squats and sprints are GOAT together.
I just eat whatever. I mean I try and eat as much as possible and focus on meat, potatoes, brown rice and vegetables, and I make shakes with whole milk and whey, fruits and oats. I don't count calories or any of that faggotry.