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The affect of grip width and hand orientation on muscle activity during pullups and the lat pulldown exercises

Lesley, K and Comfort, P 2013, 'The affect of grip width and hand orientation on muscle activity during pullups and the lat pulldown exercises' , Strength and Conditioning Journal, 35 (1) , pp. 75-78.

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Abstract

Summary: hand orientation (supinated, neutral, pronated) and grip width are commonly varied during pull-ups and lat pull-downs in an attempt to focus the training on specific muscle groups or to ensure that the movement is specific to the sporting action. the aim of this article was to identify if varying grip width and hand orientation effects muscle activity during pull-ups and lat pull-downs. it has been demonstrated that using rotating handles during pull-ups or using a pronated grip during lat pull-downs tends to result in the greatest activation of the latissimus dorsi, with no difference in latissimus dorsi activity between grip widths.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Strength and Conditioning Journal
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1524-1602
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr P Comfort
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2014 18:06
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:43
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/30951

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