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Chins - How Good For Lats?

Everyone - thanks again for the informative posts. It has certainly cleared up some misconceptions on my part. I guess chins DO hit the lats quite well (of course, dependent upon form). They were so effective on biceps for me that I thought that the lats weren’t being majorly stressed.

I guess I’ll continue what I was doing before. Rows (which are more of a mid back exercise for me) and chins one day, deadlifts and chins the other. Using pullups on tabata day.

That is, until its time to switch around again :wink:

interesting. I find it interesting when people think rows really do much for the lats. they don’t.

[quote]cougarenegade wrote:
interesting. I find it interesting when people think rows really do much for the lats. they don’t.[/quote]

Maybe you’re performing them incorrectly or are simply anatomically unresponsive to them.

the arm action of the rows puts primary emphasis on the traps, posterior deltoid, teres minor/major, and biceps. please explain how the lats come into play.