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Does My Back Workout Suck?


#1

Oh no another "critique my workout" thread but to be honest I hear alot of different shit about back I dont know which freakin exercises to do and what form... My back is feminine right now and I want that bitch big thick and wide, so straight up, does this look good or no? I wanna be confidant with my back workout:

(all sets gradually worked up to the final set to failure)

Lat Pulldowns (I hate pull ups I can never progress reps or lift until my chest hits the bar)
BB rows
T bar rows
smith machine shrugs
rack pulls

As far as form-
what the HELL!! I cannot feel my "lats" working (if they even exist) but that can be discussed later


#2

You could work your lats to higher reps, using limited range of motion back movements (similar to how Jason Huh, IFBB pro, does it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3q1x30mAvk I am considering switching to train back this way.


#3

your routine seems fine to me. you do need to find out how to execute these exercises in a form and angle that stimulates what you're trying to work to get the most out of them.


#4

I hope you're joking.


#5

It's mroe HOW you do an exercise than WHAT exercise you do. Post videos of you performing working sets of said lifts, then you can be helped. Until then, I will continue to question how serious you are....


#6

You are not big enough to try that.


#7

LOL nice try!


like they said before, form is more important than exercises. But maybe, just maybe - do Shrugs after Rack Pulls and try more 'close-grip' pulldowns?

also search for 'Seminar: Dorian Yates - Back Training' it's a 12 minutes long video that will help you to activate lats more and few other tricks. I cannot give a direct link to it.