@suegainz shared some awesome info on growing your back a little while ago (that I was able to put a graphic together for 🤗) and I want to bring it back for you guys because it’s really valuable information! Sue is kickass trainer and competitor, one of the best in the biz, so you should listen to her. Peep her original description below (except changed slightly because we speak wayyyy differently 😜) ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
Your back is hard to see and therefore harder to get that mind muscle connection, harder to remember to train, and there are LOTS of different muscles working together and variety of movements is needed.
You want a COMPLETE back/physique? Gotta go at it from all angles!
* Horizontal pulling will bring you THICKNESS
* Vertical pulling will bring you WIDTH
Wanna make it a little more confusing? Well, due to the broad insertion of the latissimus dorsi (aka your LAT), you may/will need to pull many different ways to hit specific fibers.
To make it a little simpler: Lats create width, while the rhomboids and trapezii give you that thickness.
There’s waaay more too this topic, but the takeaway?
👉🏻 Train in the horizontal plane AND the vertical plane
👉🏻 When programming your training, make sure that you are training each muscle group within a few total sets of each other - we don’t want no imbalances.
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