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  1. great advice here I might have to start doing that again


  2. Quote Originally Posted by Milas View Post
    Thanks, I'll give that a shot too. That's been a complaint of mine that pull ups never seemed to hit my lats too well. I knew it was a form issue, but figured I would focus on other areas.

    I'll see how the behind the neck stuff works, as well as more emphasis on arching my back for pullups. I have a bar at home, so I'll try it out. Now with my weight up, I feel myself cramping after only a few anyway!
    i been doing behind the back pulldowns since the late 80's. they were very popular at the gym i was going to then-results are very good you can feel it in lats, no doubt. i bet being on cycle with creatine nitrate they will pop out nicely.
    WELL DONE IS BETTER THAN WELL SAID
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    i been doing behind the back pulldowns since the late 80's. they were very popular at the gym i was going to then-results are very good you can feel it in lats, no doubt. i bet being on cycle with creatine nitrate they will pop out nicely.
    Thanks, I'm hoping I'll get to the gym tonight to try it out, depending on how my wife is feeling...

  4. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    i been doing behind the back pulldowns since the late 80's. they were very popular at the gym i was going to then-results are very good you can feel it in lats, no doubt. i bet being on cycle with creatine nitrate they will pop out nicely.
    I agree they do hit the lats very good. I rotate behind the neck pulldowns in my back routine every 2 or 3 weeks. I've never had a problem from doing them, but I'm not saying some wont either
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    "This is what we've been working on"

  5. Lat flaring is also a very genetics imposed gift. Two things effect how wide your lats look, beside the obvious of a thin waste line. Long clavicles which gives you a wide shoulder-length, from shoulder to shoulder and low insertion points of the lats.

    Pro bodybuilder Dennis Wolf is notorious for his high lat insertions, which is his number one downfall for his back poses.

    That said, I love behind the neck lat pull downs/pull ups. The resistance feels more vertical, whereas, regular pull downs/pull ups, involves a bit of retraction, particularly if body english is involved, which is much more prevalent with facing, then behind the neck.

    Keep it up Milas!!!
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  6. Thanks, didn't make it to the gym tonight, but maybe I'll just hit the treadmill instead and do some pull ups (behind the neck) and pushups.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Milas View Post
    Thanks, didn't make it to the gym tonight, but maybe I'll just hit the treadmill instead and do some pull ups (behind the neck) and pushups.
    nothing wrong with a little ghetto fitness.
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Lat flaring is also a very genetics imposed gift. Two things effect how wide your lats look, beside the obvious of a thin waste line. Long clavicles which gives you a wide shoulder-length, from shoulder to shoulder and low insertion points of the lats.

    Pro bodybuilder Dennis Wolf is notorious for his high lat insertions, which is his number one downfall for his back poses.

    That said, I love behind the neck lat pull downs/pull ups. The resistance feels more vertical, whereas, regular pull downs/pull ups, involves a bit of retraction, particularly if body english is involved, which is much more prevalent with facing, then behind the neck.

    Keep it up Milas!!!
    good info. glad you agree!!!
    WELL DONE IS BETTER THAN WELL SAID

  9. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    nothing wrong with a little ghetto fitness.
    My son helps sitting on my back for pushups and holds onto my legs for pullups!

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Milas View Post
    My son helps sitting on my back for pushups and holds onto my legs for pullups!
    Kids are great for that My daughter does the same thing, and the bonus is you get more resistance as they age and get heavier.
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    "This is what we've been working on"
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by RickRock13 View Post
    Kids are great for that My daughter does the same thing, and the bonus is you get more resistance as they age and get heavier.
    you get more resistance from them as they get older, period, lol.
    WELL DONE IS BETTER THAN WELL SAID

  12. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    you get more resistance from them as they get older, period, lol.
    I am afraid of what my son will be like as a teenager... Thank goodness for Boarding Schools!

  13. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    you get more resistance from them as they get older, period, lol.
    Agreed...well said! I know all too well having a 16 yr. old of my own..lol
    Recoverbro Elite
    "This is what we've been working on"

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Milas View Post
    I am afraid of what my son will be like as a teenager... Thank goodness for Boarding Schools!
    nah, if you keep em in line when they are young they will respect you as they get older. it's the parents who let em run wild when they are young that have trouble when they get older.
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    nah, if you keep em in line when they are young they will respect you as they get older. it's the parents who let em run wild when they are young that have trouble when they get older.
    Amen...

  16. Day 22: off

    Day 23: Back

    10 caps nitrozine
    8 caps creatine nitrate
    3 caps Con-Crete
    1 rounded scoop Mesomorph
    2 tabs Boladrol AM, 1 afternoon, 1 PM
    15mg+ Ostarine


    Back:

    Deadlift:
    135 x 10
    225 x 10
    315 x 5
    405 x 5
    475 x 2
    525 x 1
    455 x 2
    455 x 3
    455 x 2
    405 x 5
    315 x 10

    Smith One Arm Row superset with Smith Barbell Row:
    110 x 5 / 110 x 10
    110 x 5 / 160 x 10
    110 x 7 / 160 x 10
    110 x 7 / 205 x 8

    Behind Neck Lat Pulldown
    120 x 10
    140 x 10
    160 x 10
    180 x 8
    200 x 8

    Standing rope crunch: 5 sets


    I should just change it to "Deadlift Day" instead of back day!

    I woke up feeling sick, and had bubble gut as I was getting to the gym. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get in a good back workout, let alone PR in DL's. Well, after I got started my mind/muscle connection kicked in and I forgot about my stomach (also after visiting the head).

    The 525lb DL seems to be as high as I'll be able to go for now. I had a real struggle locking it out. It took a good 5 seconds or more to get the lift done. Doesn't sound like much time, but it feel like an eternity and I considered bailing! I was trying for a triple on the 475, but only got 2 since I didn't want to push the last rep so I could shoot for the 525. Energy well spent IMO!

    The behind the neck pull downs weren't all too odd or different for me. Perhaps I need to move it up in my rotation so I'm a little bit fresher, but I didn't feel it in my lats as much as I had hoped.

    Overall, a good back day, I feel very full in my back. I think I just have high lat insertion, so my spread isn't too good :sadpanda:. However, I'll take a 525lb DL and move on to next week.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Milas View Post
    Day 22: off

    Day 23: Back

    10 caps nitrozine
    8 caps creatine nitrate
    3 caps Con-Crete
    1 rounded scoop Mesomorph
    2 tabs Boladrol AM, 1 afternoon, 1 PM
    15mg+ Ostarine


    Back:

    Deadlift:
    135 x 10
    225 x 10
    315 x 5
    405 x 5
    475 x 2
    525 x 1
    455 x 2
    455 x 3
    455 x 2
    405 x 5
    315 x 10

    Smith One Arm Row superset with Smith Barbell Row:
    110 x 5 / 110 x 10
    110 x 5 / 160 x 10
    110 x 7 / 160 x 10
    110 x 7 / 205 x 8

    Behind Neck Lat Pulldown
    120 x 10
    140 x 10
    160 x 10
    180 x 8
    200 x 8

    Standing rope crunch: 5 sets


    I should just change it to "Deadlift Day" instead of back day!

    I woke up feeling sick, and had bubble gut as I was getting to the gym. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get in a good back workout, let alone PR in DL's. Well, after I got started my mind/muscle connection kicked in and I forgot about my stomach (also after visiting the head).

    The 525lb DL seems to be as high as I'll be able to go for now. I had a real struggle locking it out. It took a good 5 seconds or more to get the lift done. Doesn't sound like much time, but it feel like an eternity and I considered bailing! I was trying for a triple on the 475, but only got 2 since I didn't want to push the last rep so I could shoot for the 525. Energy well spent IMO!

    The behind the neck pull downs weren't all too odd or different for me. Perhaps I need to move it up in my rotation so I'm a little bit fresher, but I didn't feel it in my lats as much as I had hoped.

    Overall, a good back day, I feel very full in my back. I think I just have high lat insertion, so my spread isn't too good :sadpanda:. However, I'll take a 525lb DL and move on to next week.
    hell yeah!!! you got the 525 you were shooting for!!! btw-don't give up on the
    behind the back pulldowns-it was the 1st time, for petes sake, lol.
    WELL DONE IS BETTER THAN WELL SAID

  18. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    hell yeah!!! you got the 525 you were shooting for!!! btw-don't give up on the
    behind the back pulldowns-it was the 1st time, for petes sake, lol.
    Not going to give up, just thinking about how to make it better. I was doing behind the neck pullups last night and could feel it a little better. I just need to do it more often I think...

    But I want results NOW damnit!!!

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Milas View Post
    Not going to give up, just thinking about how to make it better. I was doing behind the neck pullups last night and could feel it a little better. I just need to do it more often I think...

    But I want results NOW damnit!!!
    the bodybuilder motto: i want what i want when i want it......lol.


    i have zero petience. when i get something in my head i become obssesed until i get it.
    WELL DONE IS BETTER THAN WELL SAID

  20. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    i have zero petience. when i get something in my head i become obssesed until i get it.
    Explains your infatuation with APS!

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Milas View Post
    Explains your infatuation with APS!
    yes, infatuation, obsession, it's all good, lol. the products are just dammed good, what can i say....
    WELL DONE IS BETTER THAN WELL SAID

  22. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    yes, infatuation, obsession, it's all good, lol. the products are just dammed good, what can i say....

  23. damn u guys beat me to the batman pics.looking good milly...no homo

  24. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    hell yeah!!! you got the 525 you were shooting for!!! btw-don't give up on the
    behind the back pulldowns-it was the 1st time, for petes sake, lol.

    thats a heck of a lot of deadliftin!! talk about maning up!!!!!!!!!

  25. Well, last night I felt like CRAP! >100 degree temperature and just feeling rotten. I slept horribly, coughing all night and choking up phlem. This flu that I thought I had broken is coming back with a vengeance! I guess it didn't like my deadlifts...

    I took this morning off, hoping to recover more before hitting the gym again. I may try to just do some LISS cardio instead for the next few days to sweat out the germs.

    This flu has kicked my whole family's ass!

  26. Quote Originally Posted by tops2heavy View Post
    thats a heck of a lot of deadliftin!! talk about maning up!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks, my back is sore as hell right now. Even going to bed last night I could feel it tightening up! The best feeling though is stretching out and feeling the vertabrate decompress!

    Really, I don't know how people like Tomahawk do it deadlifting >650lbs!

  27. Nice job on the deadlifts! and you're the only other person I've seen on here who does One Arm Smith Barbell Rows. I love those.
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  28. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Nice job on the deadlifts! and you're the only other person I've seen on here who does One Arm Smith Barbell Rows. I love those.
    That's because I stole the idea!

    Yeah, my new gym only has DBs that go up to 100. It's a bit different doing the smith machine rows, but I'll get used to it. Felt pretty good once I got it a bit more figured out!

  29. Quote Originally Posted by Milas View Post
    That's because I stole the idea!

    Yeah, my new gym only has DBs that go up to 100. It's a bit different doing the smith machine rows, but I'll get used to it. Felt pretty good once I got it a bit more figured out!
    Ah nice . I like to lean against my knee Johnny Jackson style to help support my back on these. I also stand on the inside of the smith and plant my rear foot against the weight bumper to increase my stability.
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  30. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Ah nice . I like to lean against my knee Johnny Jackson style to help support my back on these. I also stand on the inside of the smith and plant my rear foot against the weight bumper to increase my stability.
    I pick things up, and put them down.
  

  
 

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