Building a Big Back is all about Angles! 💪🏼📐
If your focus is hypertrophy and building muscle (rather than strength focused), you need to be hitting your back from loads of different angles. The 3 main angles are:
1️⃣ Vertical: so any pull down movement
E.G. Pull ups, lat pull downs
2️⃣ Horizontal: any pulling motion in a horizontal, straight line
E.G. Machine rows, seated cable row
3️⃣ From the ground diagonally up: this is when your chest is facing the floor and you’re pulling upwards
E.G. Barbell row, dumbbell row, T-bar rows
These are the fundamental angles you should incorporate in your back training. Provided the weight is heavy enough to stimulate enough muscle damage (and you’re eating enough 🍔🔑), you will build a muscular and symmetric back.
All the angles in between are ‘extra’ and I wouldn’t worry about them, especially if you don’t have the 3 basic ones in your routine.