Lat training secrets – 5 training tips to create wide lats

Posted: March 20, 2014 in fitness, fun
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I have admired well-developed las (Latissimus dorsi) since long before I knew how to train them… This goes back to my very first attempt to recreate my body when I was going after a physique like Brendan Fraser’s George of the Jungle.


It took a few years of trying to figure it out, but finally I learned the following tips:

Tip 1: Flare lats out before starting the movement
Tip 2: Squeeze shoulder blades together at the fully flexed position
Tip 3: Don’t lockout elbows at the extended position
Tip 4: Take shoulders out of the movement by keeping them retracted for the entire movement

The goal is to do ALL 4 of these on every back movement. If do w right these will help you get a massive burn and send you on a path towards growth. And then try to incorporate this final tip into back day:

Tip 5: Start lat day with a movement that allows you to FEEL your lats like straight-arm pull-downs or bent elbow dumbbell pullovers

If back growth is one of your priorities I also recommend checking out the book: SUPERHERO PHYSIQUE, which has a specialization programs for back (called “Bulletproof Back“) as well as programs for chest, arms, legs and several others!

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