24/7 Customer Service 1-866-236-8417 Need Help? 1-866-236-8417

Reply
Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1
    Registered User geer_matt's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
    Age: 42
    Stats: 6'4", 197 lbs
    Posts: 2,048
    Rep Power: 3366
    geer_matt is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) geer_matt is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) geer_matt is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) geer_matt is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) geer_matt is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) geer_matt is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) geer_matt is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) geer_matt is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) geer_matt is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) geer_matt is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) geer_matt is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    Visit geer_matt's BodySpace
    geer_matt is offline

    Cool What is the best wide lat building exercise?

    The title pretty much said it all. But what has worked for you?
    Y U NO COME TO BODYBUILDING.COM???
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User Oroborus's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Age: 23
    Posts: 956
    Rep Power: 0
    Oroborus is not very helpful. (-500) Oroborus is not very helpful. (-500) Oroborus is not very helpful. (-500) Oroborus is not very helpful. (-500) Oroborus is not very helpful. (-500) Oroborus is not very helpful. (-500) Oroborus is not very helpful. (-500) Oroborus is not very helpful. (-500) Oroborus is not very helpful. (-500) Oroborus is not very helpful. (-500) Oroborus is not very helpful. (-500)
    Visit Oroborus's BodySpace
    Oroborus is offline
    Chin ups/pull ups
    Eat. Train. Sleep. Repeat.

    Member of the Red Army
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User MidnightSun's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2006
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'8", 187 lbs
    Posts: 2,927
    BodyPoints: 1897
    Rep Power: 7121
    MidnightSun is a name known to all. (+5000) MidnightSun is a name known to all. (+5000) MidnightSun is a name known to all. (+5000) MidnightSun is a name known to all. (+5000) MidnightSun is a name known to all. (+5000) MidnightSun is a name known to all. (+5000) MidnightSun is a name known to all. (+5000) MidnightSun is a name known to all. (+5000) MidnightSun is a name known to all. (+5000) MidnightSun is a name known to all. (+5000) MidnightSun is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit MidnightSun's BodySpace
    MidnightSun is offline
    Lots of pull-ups for width. This is pretty common knowledge.

    Make sure to balance your back training to get the thickness too (lots of different kinds of rows)

    Just google it...
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User Reaper303's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
    Age: 27
    Stats: 5'8", 180 lbs
    Posts: 16
    Rep Power: 0
    Reaper303 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    Visit Reaper303's BodySpace
    Reaper303 is offline
    wide arm pull up / lat pulldowns
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    In the Iron Game Juggernaut33's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Stats: 5'9", 158 lbs
    Posts: 2,046
    BodyPoints: 4926
    Rep Power: 201
    Juggernaut33 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Juggernaut33 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Juggernaut33 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Juggernaut33 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Juggernaut33 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Juggernaut33 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Juggernaut33 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Juggernaut33 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Juggernaut33 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Juggernaut33 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Juggernaut33 will become famous soon enough. (+50)
    Visit Juggernaut33's BodySpace
    Juggernaut33 is offline
    Weighted pullups and a type of pulldown have added a lot of width to my lats.
    "Shut up and lift!"
    "Eat big to get big."
    "Deadlift and grow."
    'Train, Eat, Sleep."
    "Knowledge is power."
    "What does not kill you, will make you stronger."

    Ergo sum fortissimus.
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User Bo DeLone's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2007
    Age: 39
    Stats: 6'2", 198 lbs
    Posts: 934
    BodyPoints: 2339
    Rep Power: 725
    Bo DeLone is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bo DeLone is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bo DeLone is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bo DeLone is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bo DeLone is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bo DeLone is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bo DeLone is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bo DeLone is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bo DeLone is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bo DeLone is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bo DeLone is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit Bo DeLone's BodySpace
    Bo DeLone is offline
    All types of rows and pullups/pulldowns will build the lats wider and better if done right.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User RoccoTanno123's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Age: 29
    Posts: 16,272
    Rep Power: 35634
    RoccoTanno123 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) RoccoTanno123 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) RoccoTanno123 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) RoccoTanno123 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) RoccoTanno123 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) RoccoTanno123 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) RoccoTanno123 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) RoccoTanno123 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) RoccoTanno123 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) RoccoTanno123 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) RoccoTanno123 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    RoccoTanno123 is offline
    pullups
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    I rep what you max! XXX666's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2007
    Stats: 5'10", 250 lbs
    Posts: 2,310
    BodyPoints: 3261
    Rep Power: 1224
    XXX666 is just really nice. (+1000) XXX666 is just really nice. (+1000) XXX666 is just really nice. (+1000) XXX666 is just really nice. (+1000) XXX666 is just really nice. (+1000) XXX666 is just really nice. (+1000) XXX666 is just really nice. (+1000) XXX666 is just really nice. (+1000) XXX666 is just really nice. (+1000) XXX666 is just really nice. (+1000) XXX666 is just really nice. (+1000)
    Visit XXX666's BodySpace
    XXX666 is offline
    your not rowing that back ain't growing
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    'Defiant to Injuries' Ironlife's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: State / Province, Australia
    Stats: 5'10", 204 lbs
    Posts: 30,274
    Rep Power: 41112
    Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit Ironlife's BodySpace
    Ironlife is offline
    Originally Posted by XXX666 View Post
    your not rowing that back ain't growing
    ^^nice
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    ''Bro, get yourself under control lol next thing we know Illy is gonna be 175 lbs, addicted to coke, involved in gang activity, and with a 365 max deadlift... ''-Blizzard589
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Cod Squad! TheLefty's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 27
    Stats: 6'1", 194 lbs
    Posts: 128
    Rep Power: 72
    TheLefty has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) TheLefty has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) TheLefty has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) TheLefty has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    Visit TheLefty's BodySpace
    TheLefty is offline
    wide grip pull ups along with plenty of varied rows...change it up to keep your back guessing!
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Squats traps to grass Defiant1's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Age: 90
    Stats: 7'1", 100 lbs
    Posts: 38,593
    BodyPoints: 37384
    Rep Power: 69492
    Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    Visit Defiant1's BodySpace
    Defiant1 is offline
    For most people probably wide grip chins.
























    ...in before "wide grip for back width is a myth"
    CSCS, ACSM cPT.
    Reply With Quote

  12. #12
    Banned SquatTilYouDrop's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2008
    Posts: 20,029
    Rep Power: 0
    SquatTilYouDrop has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SquatTilYouDrop has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SquatTilYouDrop has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SquatTilYouDrop has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SquatTilYouDrop has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SquatTilYouDrop has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SquatTilYouDrop has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SquatTilYouDrop has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SquatTilYouDrop has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SquatTilYouDrop has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SquatTilYouDrop has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit SquatTilYouDrop's BodySpace
    SquatTilYouDrop is offline
    If the OP is talking strictly lat width....

    Nothing beats a combo of Weighted "Wide" grip pullups and strict "Wide" lat pull downs.

    Rows are used more in terms of back thickness.

    Of course vertical pulls and rows over lap somewhat for both width and thickness but that's the basics in a nut shell.
    Reply With Quote

  13. #13
    Banned DanTheManB's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2005
    Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'9", 195 lbs
    Posts: 10,356
    BodyPoints: 426
    Rep Power: 0
    DanTheManB is a name known to all. (+5000) DanTheManB is a name known to all. (+5000) DanTheManB is a name known to all. (+5000) DanTheManB is a name known to all. (+5000) DanTheManB is a name known to all. (+5000) DanTheManB is a name known to all. (+5000) DanTheManB is a name known to all. (+5000) DanTheManB is a name known to all. (+5000) DanTheManB is a name known to all. (+5000) DanTheManB is a name known to all. (+5000) DanTheManB is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit DanTheManB's BodySpace
    DanTheManB is offline
    Originally Posted by Defiant1 View Post
    For most people probably wide grip chins.




















    ...in before "wide grip for back width is a myth"
    they havent gotten me much width...i may try going slower while doing them...
    Reply With Quote

  14. #14
    Sadist -Lucifer's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2007
    Stats: 5'11", 220 lbs
    Posts: 55,871
    BodyPoints: 2339
    Rep Power: 52093
    -Lucifer has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) -Lucifer has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) -Lucifer has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) -Lucifer has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) -Lucifer has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) -Lucifer has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) -Lucifer has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) -Lucifer has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) -Lucifer has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) -Lucifer has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) -Lucifer has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    Visit -Lucifer's BodySpace
    -Lucifer is offline
    1. Lat pulldowns
    2. Pendlay rows
    All vectors projected successfully.
    Reply With Quote

  15. #15
    Dirt Merchant SouthernLord's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2008
    Stats: 5'10", 210 lbs
    Posts: 1,581
    Rep Power: 1049
    SouthernLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) SouthernLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) SouthernLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) SouthernLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) SouthernLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) SouthernLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) SouthernLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) SouthernLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) SouthernLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) SouthernLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500) SouthernLord is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit SouthernLord's BodySpace
    SouthernLord is offline
    Rows from the floor, chin/pull ups, and deadlifts.
    "Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general."
    Reply With Quote

  16. #16
    Squats traps to grass Defiant1's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Age: 90
    Stats: 7'1", 100 lbs
    Posts: 38,593
    BodyPoints: 37384
    Rep Power: 69492
    Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Defiant1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    Visit Defiant1's BodySpace
    Defiant1 is offline
    Originally Posted by DanTheManB View Post
    they havent gotten me much width...i may try going slower while doing them...
    The definitely don't work for everyone (like many exercises) but I would consider them the starting point.

    Lat width is largely a product of shoulder blade flexibility. One can have big lats and a poor lat spread, or poor lats and a good spread.

    Ever tried pullovers? These work well for some people for lat width.
    CSCS, ACSM cPT.
    Reply With Quote

  17. #17
    Registered User Chatotixxx's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2013
    Age: 25
    Posts: 26
    Rep Power: 0
    Chatotixxx has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10)
    Chatotixxx is offline
    Pull ups, pulldowns, reverse-grip barbell rows and also dumbbell pullovers.
    Reply With Quote

  18. #18
    Registered User loganhart's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: Canada
    Stats: 5'11", 200 lbs
    Posts: 2,891
    Rep Power: 6094
    loganhart is a name known to all. (+5000) loganhart is a name known to all. (+5000) loganhart is a name known to all. (+5000) loganhart is a name known to all. (+5000) loganhart is a name known to all. (+5000) loganhart is a name known to all. (+5000) loganhart is a name known to all. (+5000) loganhart is a name known to all. (+5000) loganhart is a name known to all. (+5000) loganhart is a name known to all. (+5000) loganhart is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit loganhart's BodySpace
    loganhart is offline
    I wonder if his lats have grown since 2009?
    Mustard
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Similar Threads

  1. What's the best lats mass building exercise
    By seanybabe1986 in forum Exercises
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 03-16-2009, 05:00 PM
  2. What's the best overall mass building exercise?
    By l33torange in forum Teen Bodybuilding
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-24-2007, 04:50 PM
  3. what are the best exercises for building big wide arms?
    By master_p123 in forum Teen Bodybuilding
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 03-01-2007, 02:14 PM
  4. what is the best peaking/growing bicep exercise
    By powerlifter2004 in forum Exercises
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 08-15-2004, 03:03 PM
  5. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-22-2003, 06:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts