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    What work best for LATS

    Hi what will make my LATS get giant ?

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    Pull Ups!

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    Heavy wide grip pulldowns or heavy wide grip chins.

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    for me, the biggest difference maker has been deadlifts. I think the results speak for themselves.

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    deadlifts heavy!!!

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    DEADLIFTSSSSSS and pullups!

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    Deads and rows for thinkness, chins and narrow grip pull downs for the spread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOUNCER
    Deads and rows for thinkness, chins and narrow grip pull downs for the spread.
    YEAP....that's what I do.

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    i like wide grip pulldowns for width......

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayCutler
    Hi what will make my LATS get giant ?
    Bent Barbell Rows - with good form. Keep your back bent (fight the urge to stand up with the bar) and pull the bar up to your mid abdomen. Get a full stretch too... all the way down, all the way up... control the weight in the positive and negative range and keep continous tension on the lats... don't just drop it or start doing singles... do them after you really can't pull anymore...
    Gettin' ready for the Olympia Jay?

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    what kind of pulldowns, fron or behind the neck?

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    I like them in front. I heard back fukks up your neck

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    Never work in your verticle plane - especially when you are able to handle heavy loads. It pulls your shoulders in a destructive angle - it's a ball joint capable of a lot of rotation - but that doesn't mean you should work it in harmful angles. Doing behind the neck pulldowns or behind the neck shoulder presses is not a very smart idea... unless thought of not being able to do something as simple as reaching without being in pain is attractive to you. Amateurs make this mistake all the time...

    Another killer from personal experience (again using your lateral workout plane) are the old shoulder flyes - OUCH...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior
    Never work in your verticle plane - especially when you are able to handle heavy loads. It pulls your shoulders in a destructive angle - it's a ball joint capable of a lot of rotation - but that doesn't mean you should work it in harmful angles. Doing behind the neck pulldowns or behind the neck shoulder presses is not a very smart idea... unless thought of not being able to do something as simple as reaching without being in pain is attractive to you. Amateurs make this mistake all the time...

    Another killer from personal experience (again using your lateral workout plane) are the old shoulder flyes - OUCH...
    thanks bro, this was helpful, i see a lot of newbies doing behind the neck pull down simply because they can pull down heavier as opposed to front.

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    Deadlifts off of a 3 inch platform. Your feet should be touching the bar. It's all lats. I love them. They have increased my regular deads well over 600 now..

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    Well you can look at my pictures and see my back absolutely blows in comparison to the rest of my physique, but I will chime in because since receiving feedback on my pics i have made a conscience effort to target my back. Before putting a lot of focus on my back I never ever was sore in my lats, however, I have switched up routines and have been sore the last 3 workouts. Last workout I did 15 sets of Pull-ups (some were machine assisted), and incline bench dumbell rows (see abcbodybuilding.com for explanation and many more exercises). My back is on fire as a result. I also have switched my grip on pull downs to a reverse grip and have felt tightness in my lower lats. Whatever you do concentrate on form and squezing your shoulder blades together. Seriously check out www.abcbodybuilding.com for some great new workout techniques though in case you cant find what works best for you.

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    Deads are the staple of any workout. They build muscle everywhere.

    For lat width, I would add Rack Chins. Dear God these things hurt like nothing else. Since you are using weight with your chins, you can add weight each time you hit your target number of reps. This is a DC exercise, and for those who have never seen it...it is a bit complicated to describe.

    I also love bent rows...I suck at it, but I'm getting better.

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    Weighted wide grip pullups. If you can work your way up to 4 45lb plates strapped to you for a set of 6, you'll no longer complain about a ****ty back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtr
    Weighted wide grip pullups. If you can work your way up to 4 45lb plates strapped to you for a set of 6, you'll no longer complain about a ****ty back.
    No sh**!

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    bent bar bell rows while standing on a bench with no shoes, is awsome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtr
    Weighted wide grip pullups. If you can work your way up to 4 45lb plates strapped to you for a set of 6, you'll no longer complain about a ****ty back.

    thats insane!

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    I will stand firm in saying free weights (Barbell Rows, T-Bar Rows, Bent Rows, Dumbell Rows, yada, yada...) used in a progressive training program will inevitably lead to a bigger/stronger back... machines have a place (like melting them down into more dumbells), although very little IMO...

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    You will get an awsome looking back if you do this
    4 sets wide grip chins
    4 sets free weight t bar rows
    4 sets wide grip bar bell rows
    4 sets dumb bell rows

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0
    bent bar bell rows while standing on a bench with no shoes, is awsome.
    If there is no beach close, can I do it in my sandbox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Testsubject
    You will get an awsome looking back if you do this
    4 sets wide grip chins
    4 sets free weight t bar rows
    4 sets wide grip bar bell rows
    4 sets dumb bell rows
    Ya that is a kick ass back workout right there! Will def get some **** good size from that in thickness and width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Testsubject
    You will get an awsome looking back if you do this
    4 sets wide grip chins
    4 sets free weight t bar rows
    4 sets wide grip bar bell rows
    4 sets dumb bell rows
    i'm sure my gym has one, and i prolly USE it, but what is a t-bar?

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    Great info Bro's on the lats issue. As always very usefull

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    how far apart do you all go when you do the wide grip chins?

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