Category Archives: Back workouts

Close Grip Lat Pulldown: Muscles Worked, Alternative Form, Benefits

By , November 18th, 2017 | Back workouts | 0 Comments

The close grip lat pulldown, also known as close grip front lat pulldown, is an effective compound exercise that not just hits your lats but also increases strength throughout your entire back. It assists in emphasizing your middle back while the close-grip position is useful for increasing your elbow’s range of motion. A common belief among gym goers is that the narrow grip lat pulldown is more beneficial for your arms as compared to the wide grip, which is more of a lat workout.

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18Nov

How to Wide Grip Lat Pulldown: Muscles Worked, Alternative Form

By , November 16th, 2017 | Back workouts | 0 Comments

A classic bodybuilding exercise, the wide grip lat pulldown is a variation of the traditional lat pulldown that helps you build upper body strength. It involves a vertical pulling movement commonly practiced on back days. The workout, performed with a cable machine, uses a wide-grip position that is beneficial for building your lats thereby helping in broadening your shoulders. It is also useful for reducing the resistance on your forearms and biceps.

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16Nov

Reverse Grip Pulldown: How to do, Benefits, Muscles Worked

By , November 8th, 2017 | Back workouts | 0 Comments

The reverse grip pulldown also called reverse grip lat pulldown is a strength-gaining exercise targeting the lats and helps in enhancing the back, forearm, and biceps. It involves downward rotation of the back of the shoulders along with the extension of shoulder joints.

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8Nov

Straight Arm Pulldown: What is it, How to do, Alternative

By , November 4th, 2017 | Back workouts | 0 Comments

Straight arm pulldown or straight arm lat pulldown is an effective isolation exercise that involves shoulder extension movement for training the lats. It is performed by bringing the arms from an upward to the downward direction, which helps in strengthening your lats and broadens your posterior deltoid muscle thereby giving you a perfect V-taper.

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4Nov

Bent Over Row Exercise with Barbell: What is it, How to do, Pictures

By , September 5th, 2017 | Back workouts | 0 Comments

What is a Bent Over Row

The bent over row, or bent over barbell row, is an effective weight training exercise useful for gaining strength and increasing the size of back muscles. A staple for powerlifters and bodybuilders, the bent over rows are often performed as an assistance workout that can help in improving the number of reps of your deadlifts, bench presses, and squats.

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5Sep

Reverse Grip Barbell Row: How to do, Benefits, Muscles Worked

By , June 21st, 2017 | Back workouts | 0 Comments

Reverse grip barbell row or simply Yates row (named after Dorian Yates) is an essential strength gaining workout useful for developing not only your back but also your arms and shoulders. When it comes to following a heavy back workout routine, you can do reverse grip barbell rows along with other exercises including low pulley rows, one-arm dumbbell rows, and standing T-bar rows.

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21Jun
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