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isosceles
01-18-2007, 01:29 AM
new to this, tried my first lat spread pic. can i get some critique, i know to press my thumbs in but it still feels kind of awkward.

http://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q243/isosceles77/?action=view&current=100_0453.jpg

Jordanbcool
01-19-2007, 06:57 PM
It takes practice.

Now do the exact same thing. But take your arms (elbows pointing out like in the picture) and pretend you are hugging a tree with them. Try to wrap your elbows around the imaginary "tree" and that should come up with a better lat spreed.

It takes practice but it will come.

dw06wu
01-19-2007, 07:41 PM
Hug with your shoulders. Elbows should be pointing out some to help flare your lats. I find it's easier to make fists and push on the love handle area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1DMvVnMYfU

Notice how his elbows don't go in too far.

miken5254
01-19-2007, 08:32 PM
stand straight or lean back a little. Don't hunch your shoulders, bring them back.