Having a big, wide back helps to create that aesthetic v-taper look we all strive for in body building. Here is a hack to creating a wide back that is super easy to implement.
When doing a compound back exercise, whether it’s barbell rows, deadlifts, pull ups and so forth, apply about a quarter of your strength in an outward force, almost as if you were trying to slightly stretch the bar apart. By doing this you will end up minimizing the biceps involvement, while maximizing your lat and mid-back muscle activation to the highest extent possible.
Written by: Robert Blair; Staff Writer
ROBERT BLAIR is the Operational Manager of WhenEver Fitness, editor of fitness-news, has been in the fitness industry since 2010, and is a certified personal trainer. He attended the UW-Superior and Brown College for Media Creation, Design and Television Production. From 1992 to 2000, he had written and produced several films, music videos, and video advertisements. He has now been able to combine those skills of fitness and media creation to produce high-quality fitness productions and articles. (Click for Bio/Contact)