how do most members on here feel regarding the pullup/chins vs. lat pulldown debate?..if there even is one anymore. in my earlier training days, it was ingrained into me that pullups/chins are far superior than lat pulldowns.
consequentially, i never did pulldowns during this time. however, since i have gained more strength & size(currently weighing between 230-240lbs) i have found that lat pulldowns better stimulate my lats and upper back(which is what i obviously want.)
the answer is clear to me. i will do pulldowns since that is what is working for me now.
i just wanted to see how others feel regarding this. NOTE: i have never seen a truly large lifter do pullups outside of matt K.
many of these coaches, who are self-proclaimed “muscle-building experts” who had brain-washed me in my earlier days, would condemn pulldowns to such a degree that they would lead you to believe that any and all muscle-building progress in your back would come to a screeching halt if pulldowns were favored over pullups/chins.