Tag Archives: lats

Everything You Need To Know About Lat Training

| August 31, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

The lats represent a muscle group that rarely gets as much media time as the chest, biceps, triceps and abs. This is pretty ironic because those bad boys are the biggest muscle in the upper body and look awesome. Most of the time, the lats are hidden unless you are naked, which thankfully is not […]

The Role Of The Lats In The Deadlift

| April 5, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

Surprisingly, or not, the deadlift works the whole back from top to bottom. “But, what about the lats? Do they work during deadlifts,” asked the muscle nerds. Yes, brahs. The latissimus dorsi works incredibly hard when you deadlift. The lats are the biggest muscle in the upper body. When you deadlift, they have the following […]

Training Lats – A Few Fine Points

| August 11, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

In this post, I will present you a few important points that you need to know in order to develop bigger and stronger lats that will elevate your aesthetics to the next level. 1.Training the lats is not like training the biceps. The latissimus dorsi is the biggest muscle in the upper body. The movements […]

Pullovers: Build a Mind-muscle Connection With Your Lats

| June 5, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Many people have a hard time feeling their lats working due to a poor mind-muscle connection. A good way to meet your lats is to do pullovers. Contrary to popular belief, the pullover is not a chest exercise. The primary movers are the long head of the triceps and the latissimus dorsi. The pullover can […]

Ring Pull-ups vs. Straight Bar Pull-ups

| April 20, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

The pull-up is a fundamental pulling exercise that strengthens the back region with a higher emphasis on the latissimus dorsi muscle. The movement is most commonly performed on a horizontal pull-up bar or gymnastic rings. Horizontal bars vs. Rings Pull-ups on a bar are the most popular version of the exercise. The advantages of the horizontal […]

Wide Lats Exercises For Natural Bodybuilders

| March 31, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Big arms may be cool, but big lats are what separates the little boys from the men. Developing your latissimus dorsi will have a more profound effect on how you look than adding an inch to your arms. Here’s a list of the most effective lat exercises for natural bodybuilders. 1.Pull-ups (all variations) The pull-up […]

Building Wide Lats As a Natural Bodybuilder

| March 12, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

The latissimus dorsi is the biggest muscle in the upper body.  Its primary function is to pull the humerus (upper arm) down and close to the body. The lats also participate in spinal extension. The workout below is designed for natural bodybuilders and recreational lifters. It may seem strange to some, but it consists of […]