My lats are severely lacking! No machines at home, but what exercises to do...?

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  1. Girder_Shade

    Girder_Shade OT Supporter

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    Besides pullups all the time?
    Are there any effective DB or BB exercises for building up nice looking lats? :hsd:

    Thanks guys. :wtc:
     
  2. 4cd-Air

    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    Short of buying a gym membership, you need to learn the details of how to do and modify pullups to fit your needs...


    Lat Moves:

    Pull Up
    Chin Up
    Lat Pulldowns
    Dumbell Pullovers
    Dumbell Rows
    Barbell Rows
     
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    you have a BB?

    do deadlifts
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    maybe do some boxing :dunno: work on snapping it back
     
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    +1

    also, mount a pullup bar in your house
     
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    straight arm pullovers have been working alright for me, stay lighter until you get used to the movement.
     
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    snatch grip also
     
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    Rows.

    But deadlifts ftw.
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    for lats? Who builds wide lats with deads?
     
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    pretty much everyone who looks like they lift weights.

    deads are going to build the entire upper body. If you don't feel them in your lats the next day then you're doing it wrong or being a pussy.
     
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    you know any boxers who aren't all lats :dunno:
     
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    LBFilmGuy LOL why u mad tho?

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    I like the hammer strength lateral row machines :bowdown:
     
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    I understand that deads are a total body lift, but if you think you can build low hanging, wide ass lats by ONLY doing deadlifts, you are smokin' rocks. This guy isn't gonna get what I think he wants by doing deads. Lat to waist ratio is not a factor of how much you deadlift.
     
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    Deadlifts are great for the whole body, but I wouldn't rely on them for lat size.

    At home you can do pullups and dumbell rows. Get a tight squeeze in your lats at the top of the row and hold it for 1-2 seconds
     
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    My lats are weak as shit and I DL 500. I guess I'm doing it wrong. :wtc:
     
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    ive never felt my lats after deads. doesnt mean it isnt working them a little, but to solely rely on that is rediculous.
     
  19. RollinDollos

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    Hood work outs.

    Im serious.
     
  20. Mitchj

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    pullups are the definitive arm/back exercise.
     
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    Tie a rope to a tree, climb up.
     
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    If you do them wide grip they will hit the lats. Conventional would be more of a thickener. Making your lats wide has a lot do do with bone structure. I have very wide shoulders and small waist so my lats wide.
     
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    thanks for the info guys
     
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    i beleive DL's are great for overall thickness and musculature. when you see a dieted down powerlifter or SM the thickness especially in the erectors is pretty sick. now of course BB's have this too so long as they deadlift or have deadlifted in the past.

    for actual lat width any typs of row or chin will work best imo, not so much deadlifting
     
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