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    How to widen your back?

    How would one go about widening your back? I've heard deadlifts, but they're not doing much. I work my lats tirelessly and kill my middle back. What else can i do? I just want it wide as ****.
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    Sh** ain't wide, lol..

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    How heavy is your deadlift? Or should I say how intense? have you tried weighted pull-ups?
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    My deadlift max is only like 305 or so. 3 plates is just around the corner though. Weighted pullups have just never really worked well for me for some reason. I just pound through them. anyway my deadlift is pretty intense. I do 3 sets of 6-8. Any more advise?
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    Originally Posted by Tromboner45
    My deadlift max is only like 305 or so. 3 plates is just around the corner though. Weighted pullups have just never really worked well for me for some reason. I just pound through them. anyway my deadlift is pretty intense. I do 3 sets of 6-8. Any more advise?
    yes, do pull-ups lol.. IMO, it's the best way to get a nice v-taper and deadlifts are for back thickness.
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    So pullups can give you a V-taper? I have one, but the only fat on my body is stored like a damn tire around my stomach and love handles and ****. Anyway, thats no concern of yours. However, can pullups increase that taper?
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    bent over rolls or lat pull downs are cool.
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    wide grip pull ups or wide lat pull downs help get that V-shape look. it works the lat section next to your arm pits. remember to try and build big shoulders and chests along with your big back.
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    weighted wide grip pullups / lat pulldowns would do the trick.
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    I agree wide grip chin ups are a very good way to widen your back
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    i think the only thing you need is time. Training only takes you so far. As long as ur nutrition is on spot and ur giving yourself enough recovery time, the gains will come. You're not going to find any special exercise that will make ur lats wide as hell in a few months or a year...just stick to the basics (deadlifts, pulldowns, rows) and do what it is you know you need to do. Peace
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    Along with pull ups or pull downs, I think you should do one arm rows. They are better than barbell rows in my opinion because they allow you to reach a better peak contraction and feel the squeeze better. And also, if you do it where you feel a stretch in your lats at the bottom of the movement, it helps to bring your lats lower as well.
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    lose fat around the waist...do pullups
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    Originally Posted by Tromboner45
    How would one go about widening your back? I've heard deadlifts, but they're not doing much. I work my lats tirelessly and kill my middle back. What else can i do? I just want it wide as ****.
    do bentover rolls with a barbell or lat pulldowns.
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    Just remember that wide grip chin ups do not mean extending your arms out for the full length of the bar as many people frequently do taking away the stress from the lats and puttin it on the arms...but yes that will give u a good v shaped back
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    Originally Posted by HydroStorm
    wide grip pull ups or wide lat pull downs help get that V-shape look. it works the lat section next to your arm pits. remember to try and build big shoulders and chests along with your big back.
    this guy said it...do straight arm pulldowns also...they help work your lower lats....
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    Lat Pulldowns and Cable Rows widened my back nicely
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