Discussion in 'Training Information' started by Mersey Muscle, Jan 9, 2022.
Barbell curls in the squat rack
Supinated pullovers are another odd exercise for me. Never felt like I was working any specific muscle and it's an awkward lift to perfect. Everytime my arms got level with the top of my head it felt like both shoulders were about to pop out of their sockets.
If you want a good mind muscle connection with your abs here is my recommended stack:
don’t drop anything mid workout on this stack as if you lean over to pick anything they’ll cramp up and by god you’ll feel it.
I’ve never really been one for pulldown movements too much
I feel my back working a lot more whilst rowing
I was trying a width session (pulldown dominant) and a thickness session (rows/deadlift) each week but now I just do the thickness day twice a week
Feel it a lot more
I hate leg extensions too
I feel my lats more on rows than I ever do on pull down, just can't get the connection
I had that but ised the following tricks and it seemed to work:-
monkey grip (thumbless)
Set your lats each rep (shoulders back lats engaged)
Pull your elbows down, not the bar.
Use less weight.
might help, might not.
I do all back stuff thumbless, was told years ago it takes the bicep out of the movement, dunnow if that's true but I immediately felt back more doing it.
Don't go super wide on grip width shoulder width and unilateral work if you want to feel lats.
Also not done for a while but straight arm pull down firsts exercise controlled and hard contractions seem to wake lats up prior to heavy stuff.
I took it to the next level and got some wrist straps with hooks for back rows and chins and pullups etc. Still got them and use them. Adds isolation.
MAG grips are excellent for nailing this technique
I've watched a few training vids recently on pulldown techniques
I really like the content The Hypertrophy Coach puts out
Basically a wide grip, conventional pull down is a very unnatural movement and doesn't do much for lat engagement
An underhand, shoulder width, high row type movement is much more beneficial for lats, preferably single arm or unilateral
Straight arm pull down/pull over gives a really good stretch
Great as a starter or finisher
I like using 2 rope attachments and get the elbows really far back
I do low row and feel like I need to walk sideways through doors, very odd. Clearly I'm doing it wrong. Legs today so I'll give it ago on my pull day Thursday! Cheers guys.
anyone do these ?
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