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lat excercises

Post by william273 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:56 am

can anyone suggest a good excercise for developing the lats?

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Re: lat excercises

Post by william s » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:54 pm

Pullups. I personally like close grip chinups and pullups. These also work the arms. There are also a number of excellent back exercises in the Atlas course. If you have ever noticed male gymnasts their lats are very wide. These are from pullups. There is no exercise with weights that can equal the pullup variations. Do not neglect your shoulders and chest which will get an excellent workout from Atlas dips. Slowly increase the number you do over time. Do not rush it or try to do too much at one time. The Atlas course is a lifetime pursuit. The results will come if you give it time.

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Re: lat excercises

Post by emfermi » Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:30 pm

In my experience, the dips and exercise #3 from lesson 1 are the best to develop the lats :D I remember that after my first week on DT, I was mostly surprised by my chest and lat development. Up to that point, I had no idea that I had lats. Keeps us posted on your progress.

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Re: lat excercises

Post by Henry Marczak » Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:21 am

Exercise one lesson six. I was doing this exercise in my living room when discovered that by having my calf against the sofa gave me very stable balance and able to focus better on the lat muscles.
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Re: lat excercises

Post by william273 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:41 pm

thanks guys. :D

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Re: lat excercises

Post by geosta » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:12 pm

I agree with Henry and William. Both chin ups and Lesson Six excersises (along with the first excersises from Lesson Five) are great for the lats.

I just want to add my personal story. I was doing bodybuilding when I was younger and I was able to do at most 16 chin ups in a row. We are talking about the age 18-26 with 72 to 76 kgs weight.

In the last 2 years I am following Charles Atlas course. Now, I am 38 years old and I can chin myself up 22 times without stopping. And I am 10 kgs heavier than I was (about 87 kgs). (Ok, ok, I know that I have to loose weight but 1 year before I was 98 kgs, so I am in the right way. I gain most of these kgs when I stopped smoking and although I gain weight, the health benefits are so enormous that I never regret it, no for a single moment).

For every one who still have reservations about whether or not a method with no apparatus like Dynamic Tension can build strenght, I want to say that IT SURE CAN.

Charles Atlas himself was able to chin hiself up 34 times without stopping (it's writen in the "Secrets of muscular power and beauty" booklet).


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Re: lat excercises

Post by Atlas Evangelist » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:05 pm

Bend your right arm at the elbow, into an "L" shape. Raise the arm until it is above your head. Place yhour left fist underneath your right elbow. Now press down as hard as you can with your right arm, the left arm resisting. Then use your right fist to press upward against your right elbow, right arm resisting but still allowing the right arm to return to its position above your head. Do as many reps as you can without straining. Rest sixty seconds and repeat. Then switch arm positions and continue.

Also, since Charles Atlas could do over thirty chinups, chinups were obviously a part of his exercise routine.
Get a chinup bar. :-)

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