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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2014, 04:11:25 PM »
you guys just lost me.... I was talking about grip

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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2014, 07:41:51 PM »
Another tip on pulling movements....I place my thumbs  on same side with fingers, Also on some pulls I flick my wrists inwards....it actually activates the Lats.

Yeah, as much as possible I try to "meat hook" it. Almost no engagement of the grip and arms. It really helps me to get my back/lats into the game.
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2014, 07:23:29 AM »
you guys just lost me.... I was talking about grip

Ok, I went back and read your original reply to me. I see what you mean now. Just to bend your hand back, almost like a reverse wrist curl. Am I right?  ;D
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2014, 12:31:00 PM »
Correctamundo  :)

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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2014, 03:06:15 PM »
Correctamundo  :)

I iz da smart afterall.  ;D

I'll give this a try on back day.
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2014, 02:19:48 PM »
Don't forget to hold at peak contraction, do slow negatives on pullups/pulldowns. I don't do every set that way, but most of them I do. Again.....I swear by straps and pull from the armpits.

The "pull from the armpits" line stuck in my mind, and I tried it this weekend. 

What a freakin' difference!  I must have been using a lot of shoulder and bicep before.  Using this simple idea, I could really feel the lats activating and contracting. 

Thanks!
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #51 on: February 05, 2014, 03:00:31 PM »
don't mind me, just trying to get some more mileage out of this pic  ;D

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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2014, 10:37:01 AM »
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2014, 11:01:03 AM »
looking jacked DA!
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2014, 11:13:53 AM »
looking jacked DA!
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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #55 on: February 06, 2014, 03:41:39 PM »
Don't forget to hold at peak contraction, do slow negatives on pullups/pulldowns. I don't do every set that way, but most of them I do. Again.....I swear by straps and pull from the armpits.

The "pull from the armpits" line stuck in my mind, and I tried it this weekend. 

What a freakin' difference!  I must have been using a lot of shoulder and bicep before.  Using this simple idea, I could really feel the lats activating and contracting. 

Thanks!

You are welcome. Once you get the "feel" it gets easier to isolate. 

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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #56 on: February 22, 2014, 04:16:10 PM »
My mainstay movement for the last few years has been the Hammer Strength Hi Row Machine.  I load the thing up heavy and will go for a set of 1-4 reps as heavy as I can handle before dropping back and hitting 4 more sets of 10-20 reps each. I generally drop weight for the 3rd & 4th sets.  I prefer to pull both sides together instead of alternating like so many seem to prefer. Other than that I tend to mix up the rest of my back movements about every 4-8 weeks.  I can only do pullups with a neutral grip due to shoulder issues.  At most I will do three back movements during my workout. 

I train chest/back on the same night and start with BB Inclines, then HS Hi Rows and then alternate through the rest of my chest/back movements.  How many movements I do tends to depend on how much time I have that night.  Honestly once I get through with inclines and Hi Rows my chest and back are already pretty fried.

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Re: The Lat Width Thread
« Reply #57 on: February 22, 2014, 05:42:48 PM »
looking jacked DA!
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