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Most People Fail To Work 50% of Their Muscle Tissue!

Did you know that even bodybuilders neglect half the 
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It doesn't take rocket science to build bigger muscles.  
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     Fitness Tips For 5/18/2016

Building Your Lats A Smart Approach

If you want to be as broad as a barn, you want to target your lats. Big lats translate into a broad back and are the foundation of the super wide V appearance of the upper body. If you want to be broad, you have to load your lats up strongly. Loading the lats is crucial, but it is just as critical to do so smartly. There is a good way to load the lats and a way that is not so productive. Knowing the distinctions can make a big difference in how well you stimulate your lats. Front or Back When working the lats for width, there are two particular exercises that are employed the wide grip chin-up and the wide grip lat pulldown. And there are two ways to perform this move to the front of the body, and to the back of the body. You probably see both styles employed in the gym. Anatomical The best way to load the lats with the chin or lat pulldown from an anatomical perspective is to pull to the front. Why? Because it puts less stress on the shoulder girdle. Research shows that a higher degree of stress hits the rotator cuff as it attempts to stabilize the head of the humerus when the arms are pulled to the rear position in the chin or bench. In such a position, this area is more vulnerable to injury. On the other hand, pulling to the front doesn't put the shoulder parts in peril. So from an anatomical approach, chinning and lat pulldowns are best done to the front. Gironda was Correct That's fine for the anatomical question, but what about the muscles? Vince Gironda advocated chinning to the front in general and a super deep pull to the sternum in particular. As usual, Vince was both ahead of his time and also correct. It turns out that chinning to the front does a better job of activating the lat muscles than does chinning to the back. That's what research indicates, and it is true for lat pulldowns as well. ROM What chinning to the front does is give you a wider range of motion. And a wider range of motion helps you build a wider back. If you are really bold, give Vince's chinning to the sternum a try. It also works on pulldowns as well. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research The lat pull-down exercise with wide-grip hand position brought to the front of neck produced greater muscle activity in the latissimus dorsi than any of the other hand positions studied. This finding supports the use of lat pull-downs to the front to maximize muscle activation of the lats. Stress on the shoulder joint is an important factor as well. According to a study published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal more stress is placed on the rotator cuff in order to stabilize the head of the humerus. This forces the rotator-cuff muscles to work harder to stabilize the joint, making them vulnerable to injuries such as tendonitis and pain. Submit A Fitness Tip If you have a tip you'd like to share e-mail it to us
Building Your Lats A Smart Approach

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