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    Cool What is the best wide lat building exercise?

    The title pretty much said it all. But what has worked for you?
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    Chin ups/pull ups
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    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...
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    wide arm pull up / lat pulldowns
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    Weighted pullups and a type of pulldown have added a lot of width to my lats.
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    All types of rows and pullups/pulldowns will build the lats wider and better if done right.
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    your not rowing that back ain't growing
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    Originally Posted by XXX666 View Post
    your not rowing that back ain't growing
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    wide grip pull ups along with plenty of varied rows...change it up to keep your back guessing!
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    For most people probably wide grip chins.
























    ...in before "wide grip for back width is a myth"
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    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.
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    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...
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    1. Lat pulldowns
    2. Pendlay rows
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    Rows from the floor, chin/pull ups, and deadlifts.
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    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.
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    Pull ups, pulldowns, reverse-grip barbell rows and also dumbbell pullovers.
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    I wonder if his lats have grown since 2009?
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