Did you see what I did there? I lied to your right from the start. What does the title at the top say?
“How To Get a S-U-P-E-R THICK back as a natural lifter?”
Nice! Who came up with this nonsense? The only thing that’s left to do now is find a photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger or Ronnie Coleman, and use it as a visual illustration of a “thick back”. Then I could easily say: Do 5 sets of deadlifts because they are the most awesome exercise, and we will be done. Don’t you think this would be a disgrace? Lying to you twice in a row…
If I have to be honest with you, it’s pretty hard to be honest today – just as hard as it was yesterday. People who are honest get destroyed in a matter of seconds by the government or some other obscure group of zombies. We’ve come to a point where honesty is no longer seen as a virtue. It’s now considered a weakness. Well, let’s break this rule – just for one short article.
So, how do you get a thick back as natural? There are no secrets. You just work your back with different exercises such deadlifts, pull-ups, lower back extensions, rows, shrugs…etc. You add weight when you can, you rest when you need to, and that’s about it.
It turns out the secret to having a “thick back as a natural” can be revealed in 2 sentences. Let’s make it one: To acquire a thick back do exercises such as deadlifts, pull-ups, rows, shrugs and make sure you progress by adding more weight?
Wait, what? The secret to acquiring a thick back can be said in one sentence? Let’s make it an even shorter one: To acquire a thick back get strong on deadlifts, pull-ups, shrugs and rows. That’s still too long. Let’s cut it down even further: Strong deadlift, pull-ups, shrugs and rows equal thick back. That’s still too long: Let’s cut it down to single digits body fat. After all, the deadlift works the traps which makes shrugs an extra. Consequently, we are left with: Do deads and pull-ups to get a thick back.
However, I don’t like that statement either. There is no such thing as mandatory exercises which means that the final formula to acquiring a big back is: Exercising your back makes it thicker.
Doesn’t seem like much of a secret, does it? I am pretty sure you already knew that, but you probably came down here for some kind of a secret formula that will work for you because you’re natural, and I promised you to give you the secret to acquiring a thick back as a NATURAL.
I guess I lied to you, or did I?