okay i'm really sorry if this has been posted before but this issue has been bugging the crap out of me ever since i first started adding pulldowns into my routine.
i go wide grip on pulldowns and i always find my forearms giving out very quickly. like i barely feel anything in my lats. i know that feel has nothing to do with the actual rate of muscle growth, but i'd like to feel some pain in my lats and not in my forearms!
a guy suggested that i try close grip pulldowns with an underhand grip. although this is a heck lot easier than the wide grip over hand grip pulldowns, i actually feel it in my lats more and less in my forearms. this is weird because i always thought that an overhand grip was better for hitting the lats hard.
i've always had this problem with pull-ups too. my freakin forearms give out. so the question is, do i just have a weak-assed grip or am i doing something wrong here? my lats are definitely a weakpoint and i'd like to change that and get a mean back.
yeah it really pisses me off how a lot of my "pull" lifts are ruined by my forearms giving out. i mean i work them out too but they get hit really hard and really fast to the point where i can barely lift like 100 pounds. any help would be appreciated. thanks!