05-15-2005, 07:30 PM #1
looking to maybe switchup my back workout
i start out with triangle grip pullups. i use the assist, because i cannot get more than 3-4 reps, and those with bad form if i do. anybody thoughts on whether i should keep up like im doing or try to slowly work up with bodyweight only,getting what i can? heres the workout
lat pulls: 4x8-10
cg seated rows:3x10
shrugs: 3x 10-15
05-15-2005, 08:13 PM #2
i would say use the assist and try to get 4-6 good reps. also shrugs isnt a workout for ur back, that mostly trains traps. mabey you can add bentover barbell rows instead of that
05-15-2005, 08:23 PM #3
well i do traps on back day, just thought i would include them
05-15-2005, 08:44 PM #4
Havin a Solid Dead lift works sick things for my back, I'd put that closer to the begining of our workout and super set shrugs with DB shoulder press on shoulder days, IMO
05-15-2005, 09:12 PM #5
leave dead lifts for last, they force you to use so many different muscles in your body you'd be too fatigued to work at full intensity on other exercises if you did them first...
05-15-2005, 11:14 PM #6Originally Posted by El Jugo Buen0
05-16-2005, 12:15 AM #7
I like hammer strength rows, t-bar row(w/ chest support), dumbell rows.
But... Back thickness=deads, back width=chins
05-16-2005, 12:18 AM #8
you should really be doing bent over rows.
i'd say nix the lat pulldowns as there's basically the same movement as pullups, and go to a wide grip on the pullups. the triangle frip has it's place but not as the cornerstone of your back workout.
05-16-2005, 12:23 AM #9Originally Posted by John Stamos' Nephew
I meant to say wide grip chins, but bent overs are risky w/ the back. Thats why I reccomended t-bars w/ chest support.
I agree about the lat pulldowns.
05-16-2005, 12:36 AM #10
heavy rows, chins (or lat pulldown) and deadlift......thats all you need....quit dickin with the seated rows and shrugs
05-16-2005, 10:16 PM #11Originally Posted by alphaman
the t-bar hits most people across the upper back more.
05-17-2005, 09:05 AM #12Originally Posted by John Stamos' Nephew
05-17-2005, 09:11 AM #13Originally Posted by wolfyEVH
exactly! these are by far the best. no point in doing much else, all you will do is slow recovery, and/or begin overtraining! i would just throw bar shrugs and rear delt flyes and there's your back day
05-20-2005, 11:13 PM #14Originally Posted by alphaman
05-21-2005, 10:23 AM #15
chest supported rows are for little boys.
05-21-2005, 10:34 AM #16
All you need: Bent over rows, some kind of lat pull down motion (can also be pull ups), and deadlifts...jsut kill it while doing all these exercises and you WILL gain mass
05-21-2005, 10:36 AM #17
ooops, i just realized I pretty much repeated what wolfy said...My bad. BTW, good advice wolfy
05-21-2005, 11:11 AM #18
i believe pullups to be esential for complete lat development. i dont do them every workout, but atleast everyother.
after you fail at about 4 reps have someone help you force at least 6 more- unless you completely fail prior to that point. even better for you would be an assisted pullup machine- (where you stand on the bar). lastly, if you have no one to assist you- do partials.
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