thanks man, I appreciate you saying that. Yeah I’ve been trying to add lots of farmers carries as conditioning to help bring my traps up, and close grip weighted chins so my lats spread all the way down. I can do wide grip chin ups all day, and can get 5x10 comfortably with 10kg, do you think stick with something like that for width or even go heavier and drop the reps? I appreciate the feedback mate[/quote]
I personally do lighter work during isolation exercises due to the fact that I feel the muscle activate much more and have seen better progress. Back is a tricky thing to nail down how to work out properly and most people use far too heavy weight.
I alternate weeks between working thickness and width. I would say to try different things. Mix it up and try a week or two with heavier weight and lower reps. You never know what works for you until you give it a go.
For traps I do a lot of heavy dumbbell work and barbell shrug work, combined with heavy deadlifts. Deadlifts are a great overall back and thickness builder. You have a great attitude though with respect to taking criticism. We need more guys like you around here. Hope I semi answered your questions. If you have anymore feel free to ask and I will answer as best as possible. Best of luck!