So unfortunately, I feel as if my lats are one of my biggest lagging bodyparts. I've been hammering away at it for the last 7-8 months and even though it is quite improved and probably above average, I don't feel like it really fills out quite like it should for someone my size (5'11.5, 209 pounds ~14-15% body fat.)
Certain exercises I just have an extremely difficult time feeling, such as lat pulldowns. I've watched numerous videos on it, but for whatever reason I just cannot feel the lats engage whenever my elbows are beside my head. I don't seem to have a problem feeling the lats in "lower lat movements" such as any rowing variation or close grip pulldowns. I am also completely unable to do more then a single pullup. I've been doing assisted pullups, but these seem to change the strength curve on the exercise and don't give as good of a contraction as even a single pullup does.
If anyone has any advice on developing my back I would greatly appreciate it. More so then any other muscle group, I almost completely measure the progress I am making in the gym by my back.