Back…I STILL do not get how to flex my lats. I cannot do it for the LIFE of me. I can bb row 275 lbs, I can deadlift 450 for 1, and still I can’t figure out how to flare those things out. Bugs the shit out of me. I can see them in the mirror sometimes, but as soon as I notice them it’s like they ‘unflare’
You can’t flex them because there is very little development in that area. Do you do any vertical pulling or pressing? Rows build thickness, deadlifts really hit the traps and upper back. If you want that V shape you need to start hitting the pull ups and chin ups and possibly do some overhead pressing to widen your shoulders out a bit.
Hmm I do all those already. I do several sets of pullups per week. Throw in some chins sometimes. I also do overhead pressing 2 days/week.
add in some weighted rack chins. They’re awesome coupled with heavy pulldowns. What kind of rep scheme you using for your back thickness exercises also? I see improvement, yet for your weight I would imagine a more noticeably thicker back.
I have found doing for instance say on rack deadlifts ramping up to a heavy ass set of 6-10 reps followed by a lighter (mind you I might only strip off between 50-90 lbs) for 12-15 reps reaching failure on both sets.
CC is a huge advocate of the aforementioned setup above. Anyways can’t knock your progress. I’m trying to hop on the 200 + train one day also. keep it up.
Did you mean rack-deadlifts in the first paragraph, where you wrote rack chins?
no they’re call just that rack chins yet actually they are pullups done in a rack with your feet elevated. I used one side of a decline bench.
Also you doing any extreme stretching for your back? I find this has really helped me a lot also. It’s grueling but you really get a feel for that mind muscle connection.