Trainers & Coaches
Jerk From The Blocks
A safe way to practice heavy overhead lifts to perfect your technique and gain confidence.
How to Brace Your Lats for a Monster Deadlift
Create the tension you need in your back for a tremendous effect on your pulling power.
Stronger Lats for Stronger Lifts
Use these six exercises to build a bulletproof upper back.
The 3 Most Common Deadlift Errors and How to Fix Them
This article covers three common flaws I see in lifting approach, set up, and deadlift technique. These errors are holding back your progress and keeping plates off the bar.
An Easy Method to Teach a Perfect Weightlifting Start Position
Here's how we get a new athlete to approach the bar and simply set his or her back correctly without much thought.
Wider Grip, Wider Lats: Science Tests the Broscience
Gym lore says that the wide grip is the best for the lat pulldown, but what does science say? Researchers put three different grip widths to the test.
Video: The Importance of Lat Involvement for Benching
This video will examine how developing your lats is an effective way of improving your bench press, along with some cues and tips on how to do so.
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 94
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: martial arts for children, fitness questions, the kettlebell snatch, and more!
Breaking Muscle HQ
4 Exercises to Cure the Dreaded Imaginary Lat Syndrome
Here are four awesome lat-building moves that will get your training mojo working overtime, strengthen your back, and give you some lats you can actually be proud of for the first time.
Understanding and Growing the "Wings" of Your Upper Body
Some readers recently asked how to further develop their "wings," so we're going to take a closer look at our lats and exactly how to build and strengthen them.
Getting Freaky With It: Outside the Box Back Training
The back is a large muscle group that can't be neglected. For athletes, including powerlifters, doing the proper assistance work is vital. Here's how I keep my routine interesting and productive.
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