Sounds like you have a problem with structure, most likely genetic, so little can be done to alter it. I’d be doing the popular basics for shoulder and back advancement.
While just about every strength athlete understands the value of keeping his or her lower back strong, few realize the role the traps play in building and maintaining total upper-body strength.
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/ Posted 05.09.2009
The mind-to-lats connection is not an easy one to develop. Plan on spending months or even years finessing it. In the interim, don’t settle for a mullet lat routine of pulldowns and cable rows.
It sounds like a good exercise. So what’s the problem with it? The very thing that makes the seated cable row unique is what makes it unusable for some.
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Training variations, such as altering hand and foot positions, build more size and strength and also help prevent injuries.
If you’ve been stubbornly continuing to deadlift despite injuries just because you believe it’s the only path to a better back, maybe it’s time you stopped blindly heeding that directive.
Whatever squat and calf program you select, make sure you apply yourself diligently on every rep on every set. Once you make your hips, legs and calves considerably stronger, you’ll begin to soar higher and higher. A heady feeling, to say the least.
One of the most popular exercises in serious gyms is the dumbbell row. It’s an easy lift to learn and works the large muscles of the upper body, producing far less lower-back discomfort than a barbell row.
If you look at a complete picture of the back musculature in an anatomy book, you’ll notice that it has many muscles that cross over one another, often with diagonally opposing insertions.
Clean a pair of heavy dumbbells to your chest. Turn your palms toward each other and then rotate them forward as you press the weight three-quarters of the way to lockout position.
Actually, that’s true, but we’re so accustomed to bending our arms while rotating the scapulae that it takes a lot of practice to get the entire movement without bending them.
The power clean is not a high-repetition exercise. The best combination is to do sets of four to eight reps.
The fact is, of course, even among bodybuilders who train to build a great back, few seem to succeed.
If your intention is to get at least one more rep than last time, then training to failure isn?t enough, is it?