Posts Tagged with "back training"

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 6/24/16

I’m mad at myself. Not for something stupid like forgetting to turn the stove off or forgetting to send in my quarterly taxes. No, I’m mad at myself for slacking in the movie-watching department. Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love watching movies, and how much I pride myself on being a… Read more

Stronger Back = Better Everything

What’s more impressive or baller than a muscular, strong-looking backside? Any Joe Schmo can walk around with decent sized biceps or a six-pack that would make Tyler Durden jealous. Walk into any commercial gym and you’ll see both. However, it’s a bit of a rarer occurrence to see someone with an impressive upper back. Not… Read more

Row, Row, Row Your Back

I hated P.E. class. I was a skinny, weird and uncoordinated kid. I was the one who got picked on in the changing rooms about my lack of size, and we’re just not talking about muscles. Whenever P.E. class was on my schedule, I dreaded it.  I’d rather go to the dentist to get a… Read more

A Common Dumbbell Row Mistake: Let the Shoulder Blade Move!

I love training the back. To me nothing sends the message of “I lift weights” more so than someone who has an impressive looking backside. And one of my favorite exercises to train the back is the 1-arm DB Row.   That said, most people don’t perform it correctly. In fact, I’d bunch both the… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: 1-Arm Low Cable Row

Point to someone with a monster bench press, deadlift, or squat and I’ll point to someone who has monster lats. They’re a massive muscle with an expansive cross-sectional area spanning the entire (upper) backside. Don’t take my word for it, just peruse any anatomy book and notice all the attachment points: vertebral attachments (T6 to the… Read more

How To Do the Top 8 Back Exercises

Six pack abs and biceps don’t really impress me that much.  I can walk into any commercial gym in the country or peruse an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog and see plenty of dudes with both. Not that I go out of my way to flip through an A&F catalog on a regular basis or anything… Read more