Seeking Tips on Lat Development

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    Sep 23, 2008 12:58 PM GMT
    Hello Men,


    Those of you who have well developed lats. What have you done to develope them. Yes I do all of the regular movements:

    Lat pull downs the row machin ect. I have a pretty strong core.
    I'm just not developing the wing spread that I would like.

    Don't wrong I am very realistic and I know gentics plays a huge part.
    I do envy guys who have a nice V shape and I would not mind having more of a V shape.

    Just like I was blessed by my parents to have naturally muscular thighs.
    Thanks Mom and Dad good work!

    Anyway any tips at all would be appreciated.icon_biggrin.gif

    Thanks Guys,

    Ducky

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    Sep 23, 2008 2:03 PM GMT
    It appears that you are at the wrong website. The forums on RJ are for Palin discussions only.
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    Sep 23, 2008 6:32 PM GMT
    Really.... Here I was thinking to get some sage advice, on Fitness website.
    If Chunky was still a member I would have gotton. He was truly a fountain of information. A little high strung but he knew what he was talking about with regarding work outs.

    sigh!
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    Sep 23, 2008 7:00 PM GMT
    dowal saidIt appears that you are at the wrong website. The forums on RJ are for Palin discussions only.


    It's funny because its true.

    But back to the original question, I had been only doing lat pulldowns to try to develop that V shape. It was after I started doing pullups that I started to really notice a difference. My trainer had me start by doing 25 pullups in as many sets as it took. When it became easy for me to get the 25 pullups in three sets, he increased the number of pullups to 30. He also makes me switch the grips (wide, close, and in the middle) I'm using each session we do them. He also has to tell me to watch my form so I'm focusing on my back instead of relying on my arms.
  • GQjock

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    Sep 23, 2008 8:08 PM GMT
    If you're doing Lat pulldowns and rowing you're on the right track

    but big back muscles alone do not a "V" shaped torso make
    for this you want to minimize your waist while you maximize you upper torso

    get your waist down as much as you can
    through ab work and cardio and diet as needed
    also work on your shoulders upper chest
    and traps

    all of this will give you the V shape that you want
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    Sep 23, 2008 8:14 PM GMT
    Adopts Chuckystud's growling voice.

    "liiiiffffft and lifffffttttt heavy."

    "Then hit the buffet."