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    Lats All, Folks: Activate Your Latissimus Dorsi And Build Strength!

    By: Tony Gentilcore

    Don't leave massive strength gains on the table by haphazardly approaching the bar and lifting dangerously. Get your lats in the game and destroy serious weight!

    Date Added: Jan 9, 2014

  • Front Vs. Rear Pull-Downs: Which Is Better?

    By: Guillermo Escalante, DSc, CSCS

    You've seen lat pull-downs done in front of the neck and behind, but which version is better? According to research, one is much more effective?and safer?than the other!

    Date Added: Jun 16, 2015

  • Marc Megna's Lifting Lessons: Lat Pull-Down

    By: Marc Megna

    Even the most basic exercises can be tweaked for better results! In this episode of "Lifting Lessons," performance coach Marc Megna shows you how to get the most from your lat pull-downs.

    Date Added: Jun 3, 2015

  • Park Gyms

    By: Contributing Writer

    We love our hometown and wish to give our community the opportunity to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

    Date Added: May 21, 2015

  • Back Workout: 5 Moves To Mile-Wide Lats

    By: Hunter Labrada

    If your back is a weakness, let Hunter Labrada help you out! This back-building workout will help you add size, thickness, and strength!

    Date Added: Dec 19, 2014


    By: Bill Geiger

    Get ready for a back-building education from IFBB physique pro Craig Capurso! Use these 18 insider tips to build a back that's not just wide, but XXL thick.

    Date Added: Dec 10, 2014

  • Single Muscle Group Training

    By: Contributing Writer

    Workout Tab, Muscle Groups Articles

    Date Added: Oct 15, 2014

  • Exercise Of The Week: Pull-ups.

    By: Charles Ridgely

    In this new section on called Exercise Of The Week, we will pick one exercise and break it down into every possible way...

    Date Added: Aug 21, 2014

  • Lat Attack: Sophie Arvebrink's Best Back Workout

    By: Contributing Writer

    Don't neglect your back in pursuit of six-pack abs. Supercharge your back development with this awesome workout from Sophie Arvebrink!

    Date Added: Jan 3, 2014

  • Rise Above The Rest With The Ultimate Pull-Up Workout

    By: Cory Gregory

    Pull-ups challenge your back like no other movement, but a few disparate sets won't transform your lats. Instead, try to survive this super-intense pull-up workout.

    Date Added: Nov 2, 2012

  • Explosive Back:'s 10 Highest-Rated Lats Exercises

    By: Matt Biss

    Our Exercise Database is home to thousands of exercises. We lined up the highest-rated lat exercises and added insider tips to make this ultimate list!

    Date Added: Oct 16, 2012

  • Police Your Lats: Assign Width To Your Back With Lat Shrugs

    By: Jim Vaglica

    If pull-ups and lat pull-downs aren't getting you the V-taper of your dreams, it's time to perform the lat shrug. Police Sergeant Jim Vaglica shows you how it's done!

    Date Added: Aug 23, 2012

  • Get Mile Wide With Terry Crews' Cobra Back Workout

    By: Contributing Writer

    Terry Crews built his back into a flexed cobra, poised to strike! Follow his workout and achieve similar results!

    Date Added: Aug 5, 2011

  • Get Mile Wide! The 5-Move Plan To Building Lats That Blot The Sun

    By: Roger Lockridge

    Achieving your best back development will not be easy. It takes sacrifice, great effort, high intensity, and pushing yourself to new realms.

    Date Added: Apr 13, 2011

  • Train Insane With Kane, Episode #54: Lat-Master 5000.

    By: Kane Sumabat

    On the menu today is supersets of wide grip pullups with handle-less full range pulldowns to build the lats into wings of glory. If you ever thought you'd enjoy watching Kane workout in a mirror, this episode's for you.

    Date Added: Sep 2, 2010

  • ErgoGenix Quantum Body Method: Back & Triceps.

    By: Other Writer

    Episode #3 of the Quantum Body Method. Today starts with a pyramid superset of wide grip lat pulldowns and close grip reverse pulldowns, just the right formula to have your lats screaming for mercy. On to middle back with seated rows, Robert insists on perfect form for the best muscle stimulation including ending with partial reps and a quick superset with wide grip high rows. Middle back and rhomboids are singled out with bent flyes, while close grip pullups are utilized for a huge pump throughout. Finally it's hyperextensions to get that massive stretch in the muscle. With plans to attack all heads of the tricep, tried-and-true standard and reverse grip pushdowns are on the menu first. To end it's a straight set of overhead triceps extensions and then dips to failure.

    Date Added: Aug 18, 2010

  • 6 Training Tips That Will Build Your Back!

    By: Christian Seufert

    Wondering why your back hasn't been improving for months and months? Bust your plateau with these 6 training tips that will build your back, guaranteed!

    Date Added: Jul 30, 2010

  • Train Insane With Kane, Episode #39: Insane Pullups.

    By: Kane Sumabat

    The Timberwolf and workout partners go berserk on staggered grip pull ups. We'd wager a bet that he's got Purple InTrain in that bottle.

    Date Added: Dec 17, 2009

  • Warning - 4 Exercises That Will Blow Up Your Lats!

    By: Kelly Eiesly

    Unfortunately, due to the inability to see the back while training combined with the extreme volume of work performed for the pectoralis major, many trainees neglect proper balance... Here are details and exercises to change that. Learn more.

    Date Added: Dec 16, 2009

  • Train Insane With Kane, Episode #29: Just Shoulders & Lats.

    By: Kane Sumabat

    Following a series of strict training-only segments in the show, the trend continues with Kane and Ascent81 mirroring each other in the gym with behind the back shrugs, upright rows with bands, followed by hammer high rows.

    Date Added: Sep 8, 2009

  • Wingspan Workouts: 4 Shock Techniques To Widen Your Back!

    By: James Chan

    To help widen your lats, I'll provide you with 4 of the best shock techniques that I know to develop back width. These techniques are insanely difficult and painful, but you will reap tremendous size from them. Try them now... if you dare!

    Date Added: Apr 22, 2008

  • What Is The Most Effective Way To Build Your Lats?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    What is the most effective way to build your lats? Find out what other people from the message boards think...

    Date Added: Dec 16, 2005

  • Total Lat Training!

    By: Jim Brewster

    If you have ever wondered about how to train the lats then look no further. This article is 100% about training the lats. Bonus material includes a beginning to advanced program.

    Date Added: Sep 7, 2005

  • Your First Pull-Up!

    By: Jeremy Likness

    How do I get strong enough to perform a full pull-up? Let's analyze the pull-up and create a plan of attack!

    Date Added: Mar 25, 2004

  • How To Get Wide Lats!

    By: Critical Bench

    Lat training is no different from the training of other body parts. Learn why the movements are not the problem, its the technique used, or in this case not used, and that presents the problem for most trainers.

    Date Added: Feb 20, 2004

  • Improving Chin-Up Performance!

    By: Charles Poliquin

    A chin-up specialization program will not only build impressive width and thickness to your back but will also pack solid inches on your arms by promoting growth on your biceps, brachialis, brachio-radialis and pronator teres. Learn how and why!

    Date Added: Nov 11, 2003

  • Effective Back Training: The Latissimus Dorsi.

    By: ISSA

    Back training has long been an area of controversy in strength training. Are you armed with the facts? In an effort to keep this article as simple and reader-friendly as possible, it will concentrate on the realm of the latissimus dorsi muscle, or the lats.

    Date Added: Aug 25, 2003

  • Building Your LATS Through Proper Biomechanics

    By: ISSA

    Learn how to optimize your Latissimus Dorsi workout! Exercise and biomechanics guides now available.

    Date Added: Apr 1, 2003

  • Harmony of Structure & Function: The Lats!

    By: Eric Satterwhite

    For the past few years I have taken upon my self to learn as much as possible about the human body, both from a structural and a bio-chemical stand point.

    Date Added: Jul 9, 2002

  • Guide To A Better Back

    By: Jon Huston

    Back development is a key ingredient in the physique of a bodybuilder. This article will discuss my ideas pertaining to building the back in terms of width, thickness, and form. I will also include two sample programs.

    Date Added: May 28, 2002

  • Building Your Upper Back

    By: Todd Torns

    If you're not scaring off running backs or shirt salesmen with the size of your neck, it's because you're working only the uppermost part of your trapezius muscles, which extend from your spine to each shoulder, across your upper back.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Herculean Back: The Advanced Lat Shocker

    By: Alton Hare

    That back, however, is especially well designed for supersetting, because the back is composed of several smaller muscle groups, which can all be stressed individually with only slight help from the other groups.

    Date Added: Mar 5, 2002

  • The Shadow

    By: Jason Bennett

    That's what I want people to be thinking when I am onstage for my shows. I want to hit a front or rear lat spread and have people have to move their heads from side to side to see the whole thing, even the people in the back of the show.

    Date Added: Dec 22, 2001

  • ICE Back Training

    By: Big Cat

    Nothing quite screams "I'm a bodybuilder" than a wide and impressively designed back. To me that is the epitomy of our sport. It shows that you have learned the hardest of the hard in creating a mind/muscle link to the back.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • The Shadow II Back Routine

    By: Jason Bennet

    Let's get right down to the heart of this thing, 24 hours ago I was flexing in front of the mirror and pulled out a front lat spread and almost knocked the lamp off a table that was three feet away.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Lats: Exercises, Anatomy And Tips!

    By: Contributing Writer

    Find out what exercises work best for your Lats! The smarter you are, the bigger you'll get!

    Date Added: Jan 15, 2001

  • Anatomy And Exercises Main Page

    By: Contributing Writer

    Learn about the different muscles of the body and what exercises work them. Find out how to do them with our full guides!

    Date Added: Jan 5, 2001