Best workout for the lats?

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  1. Shin-Shoryuken

    Shin-Shoryuken Banned Banned

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    excluding weights or machines. i was hoping someone could describe to me a bodyweight exercise (ie, chin ups/push ups) that would work the lats.
     
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    pull ups?
     
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    i think you answered you own question homie

    chins or pull ups
     
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    Pull ups and chin ups and other variations of the same.
     
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    Crono7 GET TO THE CHOPPA

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    Why did you list pushups?

    Do lats play that big of a role?

    I can feel my lats when i bench sometimes,
     
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    very nice. any kind in particular? i have a very versatile chin up/pull up space.
     
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    i was listing pushups as an example of a bodyweight exercise but im not sure if they have a role in working your lats.
     
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    All kinds! I think pull ups (palms away) are the most lat-oriented, but I've seen an article saying that they're all equal.
     
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    what if i had two bars on either side of me about 3 1/2 feet apart with palms facing inward. visualize it
     
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    ThinkGreen Der Übermensch

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    rows, chins, pull-ups
     
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    Neutral grip? Those are fine, I guess.
     
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    rows?
     
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    How many regular pull ups can you do?
     
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    Yes, rows.

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  16. oxcart

    oxcart Ambαssαdor of kwan

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    They aren't a bw exercise.

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    palms toward me i can do 15. maybe 18 if i push it. palms away from me i can do about 10.
     
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    i was hoping for ways excluding weights or machines. strict body weight exercises are what im looking for.
     
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    how would i be able to do this same sort of thing without having rings?
     
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    Use the bar of a Smith Machine. If you can do 18 Chin Ups bodyweight rows will be of no use to you, you'll need a weighted vest to add resistance.
     

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