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    Training question about lats

    Hey guys...

    I would like to know if it is possible to train my Lats ( Latissimus dorsi muscle ) without any helping tools ?

    More like doing sit ups to train my abdomen... get the point ?

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    pullups and reverse chinups?

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    not necessarily tools but all it takes is something heavy (like a suitcase or whatever). Just stand up straight with your pseudo-weight in both hands and arms relaxed in front of you... then just lift it to shoulder height keeping both arms straight... that hits both your shoulders and lats.

    Same exercise can be done laying on a bed/bench: hold the weight straight above you while laying on your back, then with your arms straight out slowly lower the weight down until your arms are above your head and parallel to your body.

    Just two quick exercises with whatever you can lift... but seriously dood, hit up google too.

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    Partyboy... thanks for this.

    I did a search on google but was not satisfied... the pullups are best, but I currently don't have a bar or anything to hold on to.

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    Get a bar, they cost like $10. Or get a tree branch, or a door frame, or a support beam, or etc etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Depechie
    Hey guys...

    I would like to know if it is possible to train my Lats ( Latissimus dorsi muscle ) without any helping tools ?

    More like doing sit ups to train my abdomen... get the point ?

    Greets
    Depechie
    chin ups/pull ups from a tree branch.
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    Throw a towel over the top of a sturdy door and either hang from the ends of the towel, or grip the cushioned door, then do chin ups/pull ups. Great grip workout too.

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    ECHOOOOOOOO

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    If you have a heavy bag I found when I first started boxing and doing heavy hitting got my lats in great shape. Now I find I need to do chin ups / weights to make them get bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by partyboy
    not necessarily tools but all it takes is something heavy (like a suitcase or whatever). Just stand up straight with your pseudo-weight in both hands and arms relaxed in front of you... then just lift it to shoulder height keeping both arms straight... that hits both your shoulders and lats.

    Same exercise can be done laying on a bed/bench: hold the weight straight above you while laying on your back, then with your arms straight out slowly lower the weight down until your arms are above your head and parallel to your body.

    Just two quick exercises with whatever you can lift... but seriously dood, hit up google too.

    What? The first exercise you describe is a lat raise and is for the shuolders, not really the back. The lat stands for "lateral", not latissmus dorsi.

    The second one is ok but a minor exercise I would think.

    You need to but a weight set or just find something to do pullups on.

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