Using the lat pull down machine won’t help you do chin ups.

Using the lat pull down machine won’t help you do chin ups.  And bench press won’t really help with push-ups, why?  Because the body activates muscles differently when working against a fixed resistance (like the floor in a push up) to a movable resistance (like a barbell in bench press). It’s worth knowing because moving your body weight against a fixed resistance generally puts less shear and compression on joints, and is normally more useful for improving your strength in a way that makes day to day living easier.

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