Lower back - Hips - Lats

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    Mar 22, 2015 6:13 PM GMT
    I am 5'9'' 163-165lbs with 14-15% fat. It is about 8 months that I am working out again, I don't do much cardio and I am doing a 5x week program for gaining muscle. I was 151lbs and 16-17% when I started. I have had progress, but I am not happy with my lower back and it seems like my back workout might need a change.

    It seems like there is a disconnection between my lower back and lats. Is it that my lats need to get much bigger or what?

    Any suggestions?



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    Mar 22, 2015 8:05 PM GMT
    I think that's how it's supposed to look like.
    What exactly is bothering you about your lat and lower back?
    Also, what kind of exercise you are doing for your lower back?
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    Mar 23, 2015 3:16 PM GMT
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    I think that's how it's supposed to look.

    The only thing I do for lower back is dead lift.

    My regular back workout is usually: chin ups, pull ups, bent rows, seated rows, pull downs, other kinds of rows, and shrugs.
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    Mar 27, 2015 12:38 PM GMT
    You should compare yourself with those who have been doing it for 8 months. I doubt the picture you posted is from a guy who has been working out for 8 months. I believe you are getting bit impatient. Also, you may need to lower your body fat if you want that waist to be similar to the guy. But I would advice against it as you don't have that much body fat. Once you gain a bit of size, then try to lower your body fat.
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    Mar 28, 2015 2:14 AM GMT
    Some men have an hour glass shape from the back. At least you dont have it from the front. icon_idea.gif Try reverse sit ups in a Roman Chair. Lock your legs in, dip forward at the waist then come back up. YouTube or google it.
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    Mar 28, 2015 4:59 AM GMT
    I am not sure if it is (all) fat. A trainer at my gym said it is not fat, but it is muscle under the fat that makes it look bigger. So I don't know if lower back workout would help.

    I think I will have to do more lower lats and middle back workout and then more cardio. If I focus on cardio now it will affect my mass gain negatively.