Relaxed back shot…
I built my back using primarily these lifts:
1 Arm DB Rows
Oldschool T-bar Rows
V-grip Seated Cable Rows
Wide-grip Lat Pulldowns
Wide-grip Rack Chins
Occasionally Rack Pulls and Weighted Chins make their way in, but the ones listed above are what built my back and continue to do so. As much as I like Rack Pulling heavy weight because its cool - I’ve never felt it builds the back as well as actually ROWING weight, heavy T-bars are the shit.
I incorporate all the exercises you mentioned except for the t-bar. My gym has every machine, rack, mechanism under the sun except a t-bar row. Will a seated row suffice as a replacement? If not, then what…
‘Old School’ T-bars are done with a regular BB in the corner. Regular T-bars refer to the actual machine.
You can do the old school type either with both hands using a v-handle or with just one arm, similar to a DB row. Put a heavy-ish DB on the end of the BB in the corner to prevent the BB from popping out of place.
here’s a great vid showing 1-arm t-bars:
Just got back from the gym. The one arm rows are pretty good. Really targets the muscle well. Thanks.