The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Westside Bencher Travis Bell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Westside Barbell, OH
    Posts
    8,920

    Favorite Upper Back Movements

    Post em' up. I've got a couple months before my next meet and am really concentrating on upper back


    AtLarge Nutrition Supplements Get the best supplements and help support Wannabebig!

    Superior Athletics - Northeast Ohio's Center for Athlete Training
    *Westside Barbell Certified Gym

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!


  3. #2
    Wannabebig Member gaz90's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    ireland
    Posts
    97
    my go to back exercise is dumbbell rows -done strict though. a second favorite would be dumbbell cleans
    last meet, GPC, Irish Open: 03/11/2012
    @ 82.5kg/ 181 junior raw
    S: 192.5kg/424
    B: 130 kg/286
    D: 225kg/495
    best gym lifts:
    S: 182.5kg/400
    B: 135 kg/300
    D: 220 kg/485

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,993
    I like face pulls with a rope to the face with the pulley at eye level.

    Hits the rear delts, and traps nicely. 1 arm rear delt raises in a swinging fashion ala John meadows are killer too.
    Best Lifts unequipped
    765
    505
    755
    Best lifts Equipped
    1050
    840
    715

    Thankfully Representing AtLarge Nutrition and EliteFTS

  5. #4
    Train Hardcore!!! muscle_g's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    1,652
    My favorite are
    Pulldowns(all types)
    One-Arm DB Rows
    Seated Rows(wide and close grip)
    and all kinds of shrugs and neck work
    Last edited by muscle_g; 03-15-2014 at 03:18 PM.
    Train Hardcore

    Best Lifts(SQ/BP/DL)
    625/450/500 multi-ply
    520/405/500 single-ply
    405/315/475 raw

    Training log
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/thr...72#post2635572

  6. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    302
    A good chest supported row is always fun.
    Hang Power snatches for a change of pace.

    When I train back I think of 4 Regions (I know tons of overlap):
    Upper Back Rowing--chest supported row with db rows a close 2nd (I like barbell rows too, but they have to be balanced with deadlift and squat loading).
    Rear Delts--inc rear delt raises
    Traps--snatches or ugly looking shrugs
    Lats--pullups

    I try to hit a movement for each of these at least once a week and then usually an additional lat and rowing movement on other days.

    I think of lower back as being hit on lower body days.

  7. #6
    Westside Bencher Travis Bell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Westside Barbell, OH
    Posts
    8,920
    Any of you guys incorporate drop sets into your back work?

    I've been trying it the last couple of weeks, just two drop sets each back movement and it's brutal. Really blows up your back.


    AtLarge Nutrition Supplements Get the best supplements and help support Wannabebig!

    Superior Athletics - Northeast Ohio's Center for Athlete Training
    *Westside Barbell Certified Gym

  8. #7
    Wannabebig Member gaz90's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    ireland
    Posts
    97
    for back work i used to do 1-2sets on the lat pulldown, but each set had 2-3 drops.

    then i was doing face pulls 10-20, plate shrugs 10-20, upright rows 10-20. do 2-3 rounds of that.

    i enjoy training back, but i try to not do too much lately, just grows too easy
    last meet, GPC, Irish Open: 03/11/2012
    @ 82.5kg/ 181 junior raw
    S: 192.5kg/424
    B: 130 kg/286
    D: 225kg/495
    best gym lifts:
    S: 182.5kg/400
    B: 135 kg/300
    D: 220 kg/485

  9. #8
    Westside Bencher Travis Bell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Westside Barbell, OH
    Posts
    8,920
    yeah I guess I should clarify what I mean by drop sets. I mean doing a set amount of reps to almost exhaustion with a starting weight and dropping 10lbs and immediatly doing another to failure and so on for about 6-8 "drops"


    AtLarge Nutrition Supplements Get the best supplements and help support Wannabebig!

    Superior Athletics - Northeast Ohio's Center for Athlete Training
    *Westside Barbell Certified Gym

  10. #9
    Moderator joey54's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Palmyra, PA
    Posts
    5,730
    Travis, have you ever done those heavy db, high rep "kroc rows" so many seem fond of?


    AtLarge Nutrition Supplements Get the best supplements and help support Wannabebig!

    Just get under the bar!

  11. #10
    Westside Bencher Travis Bell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Westside Barbell, OH
    Posts
    8,920
    I tried them a long time ago, I like high rep rows but I don't like sloppy high rep rows.


    AtLarge Nutrition Supplements Get the best supplements and help support Wannabebig!

    Superior Athletics - Northeast Ohio's Center for Athlete Training
    *Westside Barbell Certified Gym

  12. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    141
    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    yeah I guess I should clarify what I mean by drop sets. I mean doing a set amount of reps to almost exhaustion with a starting weight and dropping 10lbs and immediatly doing another to failure and so on for about 6-8 "drops"
    I have been incorporating drop sets for a few months now, and I'm gaining size. The pump at the end actually hurts.

  13. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    451
    One arm tbar rows. Been using them more and more. I grip the bar on the fat side.

  14. #13
    Senior Member Niko_El_Piko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Posts
    224
    Quote Originally Posted by SEOINAGE View Post
    One arm tbar rows. Been using them more and more. I grip the bar on the fat side.
    THis one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK-JndKy14I

  15. #14
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    san diego
    Posts
    29
    I train alone at home so my equipment is limited. I've been doing Fat Man Rows with an Elitefts Swiss bar and one arm kettle bell rows with added chains.

  16. #15
    The Bulkness Cometh! BULK_BOY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Ontario, CANADA !
    Posts
    1,377
    Shrugs.
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

Similar Threads

  1. Upper Back
    By kingns in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-08-2011, 09:46 AM
  2. upper back rounding at bottom of back squat
    By gmen5681 in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-03-2010, 05:59 AM
  3. Back movements/progression
    By coachjburk in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-20-2009, 07:00 AM
  4. Why exactly are compound movements better than isolated movements?
    By Rski2289 in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 07-14-2008, 12:39 AM
  5. Sprained back = no compound movements. Need ideas 4 routine.
    By DoUgL@S in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-11-2004, 08:28 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •