When you grab a horizontal bar in a traditional workout, you force your wrists, shoulders or both to leave their natural, basic position.
These unnatural grip angles (overhand and underhand) stress your joints and ligaments.
Yet despite these drawbacks, conventional fitness programs still focus on pull exercises that require exactly these two unnatural grip positions!
Using Angles90, enjoy two natural, more ergonomic grip positions for injury prevention and better muscle strength. For the best results use these grip as follows:
- Pull-ups and lat pulldowns: Rotate from the overhand- to the underhand grip.
- Deadlifts and shrugs: Use a neutral grip or gently rotating grip.
- Barbell or machine rows: Start rotating either from the overhand or the underhand grip.
In both positions either your wrists, shoulders or both are forced to leave their basic position to grab a horizontal bar.
Joints and ligaments, therefore, are being stressed because of an actually unnatural grip position.
However, the focus at pull exercises, unfortunately, still lies in exactly these two grip positions.
These two grip positions are the most natural ones for pulling. For the best results use them as follows:
- Pullups + lat pulldowns: Rotate from the overhand- to the underhand grip
- Deadlifts + shrugs: Neutral grip or gently rotating
- Barbell/ machine rows: Start rotating either from the overhand or the underhand grip