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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2014, 03:10:42 PM »
Lot of good backs in here. Definitely time to step up my game.
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2014, 03:25:52 PM »
doing at least two vertical pulls and two horizontal pull movements is a must.

agreed.

Do you wanna describe your Yates 1 arm cable rows?
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2014, 03:58:41 PM »


I do notice though that a lot of people do Pull ups wrong, they are more shoulder dominate, they pull more to the front i.e elbows in front of their torso as oppose to targeting the lats  more by flaring the elbows to the back of their torso.

yup, like EVERY GUY IN MY GYM. I see skinny guys doing pullups with a 45 or more tied to their waist but they have no back whatsoever. The easiest move to get wrong if you are trying to build back width IMO.

Thats what happens Bando, and it is actually easier to do it in that manner, but it is not truly productive to get lat width.

I'm not picturing what is meant by flaring the elbows and I'm not sure what to look for with vids or pics?

Do this,  put your arms out to your side and form a T, then bend your elbows where you would form and L and a backwards L (you should look like you are surrendering LOL)  Now, push your elbows down and back squeezing  your shoulder blades together.  That is what you should feel/do every time you perform a set of pull-ups to activate the lats.

Ah! Got it now.
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2014, 04:43:13 PM »
doing at least two vertical pulls and two horizontal pull movements is a must.


agreed.

Do you wanna describe your Yates 1 arm cable rows?


Pretty simple movement.... I'll try to post old video.

 
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2014, 04:53:45 PM »
This is my favorite hammer strength machine....

 
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2014, 06:01:46 PM »
Here is a video of me doing pullups with a 45lbs plate. This was after my accident, getting back into the swing of things.

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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2014, 06:37:32 PM »
AWESOME STUFF Guys, can really see how deliberate the lifts are when you're dialing in on the lats and can see how well the lats are getting activated.

Nut I'm jelly of that Florida tan that I get for maybe 2 months a year :(
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2014, 06:47:53 PM »
Nut I'm jelly of that Florida tan that I get for maybe 2 months a year :(

I swear on my life, I will not be pale this summer. I will have moderately good looking tan.

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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2014, 07:07:24 PM »
Ok, here goes. A badly taken shot of my back. I am open to suggestions and criticism. This is the year I want everything to grow.

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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2014, 07:13:42 PM »
Ok, here goes. A badly taken shot of my back. I am open to suggestions and criticism. This is the year I want everything to grow.



Time for a new roll of toilet paper.

I keed! I keed!

Looks like you're on the right track to me Man 8)
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2014, 07:29:19 PM »
Ok, here goes. A badly taken shot of my back. I am open to suggestions and criticism. This is the year I want everything to grow.



Time for a new roll of toilet paper.

I keed! I keed!

Looks like you're on the right track to me Man 8)

At least there not a rifle leaning in the corner..  ;D

Thanks. If there's something I should be doing I'm not I am always open to suggestions.
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2014, 09:01:23 PM »
Ok, here goes. A badly taken shot of my back. I am open to suggestions and criticism. This is the year I want everything to grow.




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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2014, 09:09:40 PM »


Deads, pull-ups, pull downs, cable rows are what I usually do.

It took me a long time before I really got the mind-muscle connection right on the pull-ups.

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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2014, 09:31:33 PM »


Deads, pull-ups, pull downs, cable rows are what I usually do.

It took me a long time before I really got the mind-muscle connection right on the pull-ups.

well now you got plenty of toilet paper, now just put it on the roller  ;D

You're the 2nd or 3rd person who mentioned deads for back width.

I don't feel that deads are a builder of width, but are the go to lift for thickness, especially in the upper back and traps.

Maybe it's just me, but I really do not feel I engage my lats much for anything other than stability in the deadlift.
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2014, 09:34:25 PM »


Deads, pull-ups, pull downs, cable rows are what I usually do.

It took me a long time before I really got the mind-muscle connection right on the pull-ups.

well now you got plenty of toilet paper, now just put it on the roller  ;D

You're the 2nd or 3rd person who mentioned deads for back width.

I don't feel that deads are a builder of width, but are the go to lift for thickness, especially in the upper back and traps.

Maybe it's just me, but I really do not feel I engage my lats much for anything other than stability in the deadlift.
The paper you see is the stack of spare rolls. The roller is on the other side. ;)

I'm not savvy enough to know if deads contribute to width or not. I just mentioned them because they're part of my regular back routine.