Pull-up vs chin-up: Which is better for building strength?

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If you’re confused about whether any difference exists between the pull-up vs chin-up — it does— and the answer could change how you build muscle and strength.

Pull-ups and chin-ups are functional upper-body exercises that build strength in your arms, shoulders, core and back through one movement. But the way chin-ups and pull-ups differ (while virtually looking the same) is all down to grip, which means how they target your muscles varies, too.