The key point is: concentrate on pulling THROUGH your elbows. Once you figure it out it makes a world of difference in the lat activation you experience.
I have always heard this better never really understood, could someone explain.
tmay, I’m not the best at this and always have to remind myself. However, try this: Stand straight up, arms against your side. Put your arm at a 90 degree angle bent at the elbow. Then pull straight back until you feel your upper arm push against your lat. Pull back tight and feel your lat tighten. The way that feels is how you want to do your rows.
This works with the elbows out also except you don’t have your arm pressing against your lat. You just have that feeling of you lat tightening up.