3 workouts into low bar trap bar deads (still using submaximal, practicing the weight in built for bad style) and already notice much more thickness in entire body, midsection, and legs. Even calves look different because I've started doing trap bar carries while walking with a calf raise.
In spirit of your vtaper article today, my taper became dramatic after I started doing front lever practice (straight arm tucked front lever raises, stradle lever holds etc). It worked far better than any lat pull down or even chinning stuff I've done before.
Btw built for bad can produce almost drug like effect (euphoria) when you sequence correctly and dominate those poundages. I'm doing low bar TPDL, incline tilt, weighted bar pullup, weighted ring dip, snatch grip high pull. The sequencing is great because all the exercises feed into one another and the SGHP gets me activated for my next round.
All I need is to learn ring handstand and will feel superhuman lol.