Re: Workout/Staying in Shape Thread
Quick back-building tip:
Today I reminisced before hitting the gym for my back day and realized I've been mistakenly wasting my time during back sessions. I thought to myself "let's change it up" before hitting the gym and when I came home I was reminded that pullups is the KINGPIN of back bulding.
Hard exercise, very taxing but totally beats machines (lat pulldowns). While machines have their benefits, you could virtually hit all parts of the back better by doing different variations of pullups rather than the other typical exercises people often do.
-Narrow Grip Underhand targets the upper back
-Narrow Grip Overhand targets the upper back
-Shoulder Width Overhand & Wide Grip Overhand develops your width 10x better than any other exercises
-Chin Ups will substitute for rows and hit the lower outter back
-VBar pull ups hit the much maligned rhomboids.
Even if you can't do pull ups, start off with strict form wide grip lat pulldowns and progress through by working up a better tolerance and more strength.
You truly are wasting time in the gym on back day if you're not doing pullups.
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