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    Discussion in 'For Personal Trainers' started by Raleoxilevz, Aug 8, 2012.

    1. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

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      Why? The weak link in the chain (your arms) will fail long before your lats have done enough work....it doesnt matter how you perform the compound lifts this WILL happen, your arms are a much smaller weaker muscle group.

       
    2. vijugati8g

      vijugati8g Well-Known Member

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      You will never maximize your lat growth with compound lifts.

      I consider wide grip pull up a compound lift and my lats are comming on nicely
       
    3. Korporalegq

      Korporalegq Well-Known Member

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      You will never maximize your lat growth with compound lifts.

      Thanks for that;)

      I do agree with what your saying however
       
    4. crormaSoila18

      crormaSoila18 Well-Known Member

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      fa2nzg Well-Known Member

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      You will never maximize your lat growth with compound lifts.

      So what do we need to do then ?
       
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    7. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

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      You will never maximize your lat growth with compound lifts.

      flinty recomended a while back that i put straight arm push downs into my back routine and i can feel my lats so much more the day after.

      a top exercise ime
       
    8. Capone

      Capone Well-Known Member

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      You will never maximize your lat growth with compound lifts.

      I didn't say compound lifts dont work....you'll get somegrowth, its just far from optimal. Oh and wide grip pulls work your teres minor/major muscles which will contribute to widening your back but isnt working your lats.
       
    9. crormaSoila18

      crormaSoila18 Well-Known Member

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      You will never maximize your lat growth with compound lifts.

      You need to do what the man in my avi did.... movements that take the biceps/arms OUT of the movement and allow for all the work to be done by the lats.
       
    10. parnassto

      parnassto Well-Known Member

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      You will never maximize your lat growth with compound lifts.

      I do agree that while chins, pullups, rows etc are great for back development as a whole (including the lats), if lats lag in an aesthetic sense the only way to bring them up is with exercises that isolate them better... and such exercises are pretty far and few inbetween.

      Straight arm pulldowns and bentarm cross-bench close grip pullovers (there's a mouthful) are both very good, primarily because they take the arms pretty much out of the equation. You can also do ok though with single arm db rows if you employ a good stretch at the bottom and slight torso twist as you come up to a peak contraction at the top... still a fair bit of rhomboid involvement in that though, but it does work better than straight bb rows, pendlays or yates rows.
       

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