[quote]The Mighty Stu wrote:
Feeling the MMC, pulling with your elbows, all great suggestions, but sometimes (and I do this a lot), a pre-exhaust movement first can really help get a larger target muscle nice and toasty. I’m a big fan of starting my back sessions with straight-arm pulldowns done using a rope attachment (while angling my torso forward), OR PARTIAL pullovers with 2 dumbells. These let me really feel the lats without anything else coming into play, and also serve as a great warmup for the beating I intend to subject them to immediately after.
What do you consider to be your favourite/go-to bigger exercises that you use for your back training? I’ve recently started incorporating straight arm pulldowns like you mentioned before doing any larger exercis. While the weights used have gone down I definitely feel my lats doing more work, which is always better!