Is this calisthenics exercise really the best back builder there is?

Is this calisthenics exercise really the best back builder there is?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no, its pretty good if you connect with different parts of your back and put in some variation accordingly though. if you dont feel your lats youre better off building them doing something else.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think I have pretty good lat activation and I feel these mfs a lot in the lats. Are rows superior? Someone said that rows increase back thickness and pull ups back width, is that true?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anon this is just my experience, but once I started doing BB rows I felt my back get wider and thicker. I still do pull ups on occasion but as an accessory and feel like they don't target my lats as much.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i feel my lats alot on bb rows. if use a claw grip and put the weight on my pinky it helps the lats too. sometimes i get a nice lat pump from chins or pullups.

          I think I have pretty good lat activation and I feel these mfs a lot in the lats. Are rows superior? Someone said that rows increase back thickness and pull ups back width, is that true?

          just do both, its the same movement done in different ways

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What kind of rows do you do? From mine I feel nothing other than my lower back getting ready to snap

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I do Bent Over Barbell rows and cable rows, sometimes one armed cable rows if I'm not fucking dead from the other two. I also do lat pull-downs and include pull-ups as accessories sometimes. My lower back only feels like it's going to snap if it's rounded when I do bb rows. I used to do db rows but didn't see any gains. I'd say try lighter weight and work on your form doing high volume instead of high weight.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fwiw it took me YEARS to feel my lats on pull ups. Now i know how to activate them during the movement, they are starting to grow, which is great, except it changes the way i stand and walk and i still have small arms. I look like a try hard walking around all puffed up 🙁

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        depends on how you row. In general you wanna do vertical pulling as well as horizontal pulling. what you can feel like crazy is a good exercise. if you activate your lass nicely for the whole ROM during pull ups then do pull ups and also some rows. BB rows are retarded and you should do cables or DB rows instead though. honestly I have a pretty big back but I think it just comes from volume. your back is made up of so many different muscles that it is imho impossible to """build ur back""" with only one exercise. if you need or want to be efficient though Id day pull ups or rows are best for that. but what do I know? I just pick exercises that burn and are fun and do those. dont overthink your training

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I dont usually feel DB rows at all in my lats. Sometimes if a twist my arm I can get a bit of a cramp feeling in my upper lat.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Try underhand grip

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              my man are you doing them slowly and close to your body? its literally the Lats movement path

              I keep them close to my body. I start with a neutral grip and then when I get to around my torso I twist my hand into underhand and externally rotate

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            my man are you doing them slowly and close to your body? its literally the Lats movement path

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Rows work the teres and lower traps more than the lats imo

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pullups will hit your lats more, and rows generally will generally hit your rhomboids and upper back muscles and scapular muscles. However both pullups and rows incorporate most back muscles... if you're doing them right, pullups should be recruits scapular muscles sufficiently to work them and rows will be working your lats. Just do as many types of both as you can, with as much variation in type/width of grip as you can

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The grip is more important than the exercise in terms of back thickness vs back width. Narrow grip rows and shoulder width pullups will focus more on your lats, causing your back to look wider. Wide grip rows and pullups will focus more on your traps and rhomboids, giving you a thicker back.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, you really only need to get strong at pullups for a good back if natty. Talking 8+ reps with 2 plates

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s the best lay exercise hands down. Do 3 reps of 20 sets at the end of your back workout. Your lats will grow guaranteed. Just try it for a month you’ll see, nothing to lose

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > 3 reps of 20sets
      Do you mean 3 sets of 20 reps or 20 sets of 3 reps

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you fucking heard him 20*3 pussy
        LIGHTWEIGHT BABY

        What's the best for lower and middle traps?

        rows
        ol' deadies
        OHP supersetted with overhead deadlifts
        back extensions
        shrugs, inclines or horizontal is kino
        pullups
        lateral raises, even better on incline in a Y
        YTWLA bullshit

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's the best for lower and middle traps?

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    love weighted pull ups. but you need rows and diddly

  6. 2 weeks ago
    bruce bee

    i believe it is
    this is me
    the only exercise i do are dips, pushups, chinups, pullups and jump squats
    and recently i bought rings now the only exercise i do are dips, chinups with rings and jump squats

    • 2 weeks ago
      bruce bee

      but the thing is i am not even that advanced at pullups yet
      i can do 1 rep with 60 kg weighted pullup
      there are people that can do 1 rep with 80 kg or even more and they have insane backs

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        60kg 1rm is pretty much advanced shit. fuck i thought my 1pl8 pull ups was at least intermediate kek no i feel bad about my pull ups achievement :^(

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Peak fit chud. Looking good bro.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      honestly looking a bit like shit bro. you really need to get rid of your love handles to pull off the calisthenics look

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Looking good brah

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wish my shoulders could handle pull-ups

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Personally, I was only developing thickness over width until I started taking weighted pull-ups seriously.

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