Falling in line with your well-written post, this is why I typically like to superset pull-ups with chin-ups. I’ll do whatever weight (either straight pull/chin-ups or on a lat machine) pull-ups first until failure, then change grip and finish off with chin-ups. Typically I’m doing less chin-ups than pull-ups because I am already fatigued, but it’s because chin-ups are easier due to grip change and the resulting kinesthesiology change that allows me to do any at all. So even if I only get 2-4 reps with the palms-rearward grip — post palms-forward — it allows extra repetitions that I couldn’t achieve after failing to continue with pull-ups.
My OH is 48 and has been bodybuilding on and off since he was 16, but recently got back into it, with his son and they bodybuild together. My OH came across Chris Jones on YouTube and showed me a couple of his videos, and we both like him. He talks a lot of sense and puts a lot of things into perspective, and I for one am a fan. I have been inspired to take up bodybuilding even though I am a 30 year old woman, and Chris Jones has been invaluable in the advice his youtube videos have given us. He clearly works hard to achieve the way he looks so I don’t see why there is this article. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I think this is just jealousy.