Thread: Help targeting/isolating back
04-09-2005, 02:19 PM #1Anabolic Member
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Help targeting/isolating back
I wish it was my Bicepts or even Chest that was lacking, but its not it is my back and calves. The calves are getting better, but I have always had a hard time isolating my back. Bicepts and chest are so easy to target and get sore, I work my back just as much but am unable to get the same quality work out.
Anyone have any good advice on how to really feel your back working? I try to keep my arms when doing bent over rows in a position that I cannot use my arm strength to help with the weight. Iíve found its keeping them very close to my sides. I use slow and controlled movements but I need to figure this out so I can move more weight to develop a larger back!
I think back and legs are always over looked and I want to have proportion.
Right now Iím doing
Wide grip pull-ups
Bent over rows
1 arm mower pulls
Give some tips please! My work outs are going great but my back needs the help!
04-09-2005, 02:29 PM #2
Rowing exercises are great, but 99% of the people do them wrong. They have all arms. The joint invovled is the shoulder joint, not the biceps. Therefore, you must squeeze your shoulder blades together and more importantly row them down/inwards for maximal contractions.
Last edited by Hypertrophy; 04-09-2005 at 02:36 PM.
04-09-2005, 02:31 PM #3
t-bar rows or barbell rows
pull-downs or pull-ups
04-09-2005, 02:42 PM #4Originally Posted by Jantzen4k
04-09-2005, 04:31 PM #5
everything 3 sets 4-6reps is all you need if your intensity is crazy!! these IMO are the meat and potatoes for back! everthing else jsut makes you tired and slows recovery!!
04-09-2005, 04:47 PM #6Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD
04-10-2005, 08:49 PM #7Anabolic Member
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Tomorow is back day, will try this. Going to try hard to pinch those blades, i'll start light get the feel and then blast them with wieght.
04-10-2005, 09:05 PM #8
sometimes i train w/ straps with back to feel the exercize better (even when i can grip the weight). another good technique is to have someone place their hands on your lat's while you do the movement, and another good way is to make sure you initiate the movement with your elbows and try to ignore your arms completely.
04-10-2005, 09:30 PM #9
if you're not a powerlifter i think straps will help gains with your back for sure! you can pull alot more weight! what i actually do for grip strength and stretching after back training is just hang from a chin bar as long as you can after the workout, and the next time you do it, just like a regular workout, progressively try to go longer!
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