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thumpinos 03-18-2012 12:14 AM

Small back
 
I've been doing a combination of pullups, deadlifts and rows for years and have respectable numbers. Rows are over 300, deadlift is 535 and I can do about 25 pullups without stopping. My back still looks unimpressive. Any advice?

Off Road 03-18-2012 09:52 AM

You have done yourself a great service by getting a strength foundation in the big lifts. I think some will find that they can build an impressive back with just those few lifts, while others will not. But you have the strength foundation now to make other methods of training more productive. Perhaps give some of the [more] bodybuilder-esque methods a try.

Rich Knapp 03-18-2012 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Off Road (Post 225450)
You have done yourself a great service by getting a strength foundation in the big lifts. I think some will find that they can build an impressive back with just those few lifts, while others will not. But you have the strength foundation now to make other methods of training more productive. Perhaps give some of the [more] bodybuilder-esque methods a try.

I agree.

You have the power if you want the looks then you need to lift like it.

Maybe go with some slower tempo, 10 rep, squeezing the contraction lifts. Add more chest supported work to isolate the lats and eliminate momentum assisted lifts.

Rule of thumb. If you can't hold the weight for a squeeze in the last rep, your going to heavy and using momentum not the muscle fibers.

These are for getting the look. Look at not to make the weight PR's but look more to make rep PR's.

:rockon: NO deads, No squats, No Bb Rows just paying attention to the muscles doing the work. It can be done with dedication.

Don't look at the rippness, look at the seperation and fiber serations.

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Kuytrider 03-18-2012 10:42 AM

THAT ladies and gents is a back!

There are some high quality BB'ers on here Thump, they will give you lots of good advice. Btw, your numbers are a long, long way beyond respectable :mh:

MC 03-19-2012 07:32 AM

Try a chest-supported row: either a Tbar or a plate loaded horizontal row.

TitanCT 03-27-2012 11:43 AM

you need to stretch your back. do exercises that pull the lats out.

one of my favorite lat pullers/back stretchers. a modified Lat Pulldown.


MVP 03-28-2012 09:05 AM

If you're that strong and not impressive looking, maybe its in your diet.


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