Is rowing better than pull-ups?
Rows work your latissimus dorsi more than pull-ups. Out of all of the row variations, the inverted row works your latissimus dorsi the most.
What machines help with pull-ups?
Cable Machine Pull-Downs
The cable machine is a versatile, go-to piece of equipment for almost any upper body exercise, and it’s one of many great pull-up substitutes. To work the latissimus dorsi — that is, the group of back muscles used when doing a pull-up — try doing pull-downs on the cable machine.
Are pullups necessary?
They just aren’t necessary
Vertical Pulling is a luxury movement for strength training. Not a necessity. Horizontal pulling (think row variations) should always take priority on back day and moves like pull-ups are just icing on the cake.
How many inverted rows should I be able to do?
Do between 3-5 sets of 6-12 reps. For strength, stay closer to 6 reps. For size, opt for reps higher in the range.
Is it OK to do pull ups everyday?
If you can perform 15 or more pullups in a single set before failure, doing a few sets of 10–12 pullups without going to muscular failure is probably safe to do every day. If you already have some training experience, you likely fall somewhere in between those two levels.
Why can’t bodybuilders do pull ups?
For bodybuilding, pull-ups alone aren’t enough to develop the upper body. The exercise must be performed in conjunction with free-weight lifts for optimal results. Even when performed without additional weight, pull-ups directly target muscles that will require rest and recovery time the following day.