Lats are the key to giving you that coveted ''V'' look that every guy strives for. A great combo is supersetting an isometric lat pulldown with a regular lat pulldown. To begin grab the bar and pull it all the way down to the bottom part of the movement. From here hold the bar in place by squeezing your lats and driving your shoulder blades down into the floor. Hold this position for 20 seconds. Once the 20 seconds is up let the bar all the way up and now go ahead and do as many regular reps as you can. The isometric hold at the beginning allows you to hit more muscle fibers, as much as 10% more!
I'm a personal trainer working in Chicago. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from University of Nevada-Las Vegas. I am a certified trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and also hold a certification through Titleist Performance Institute as a certified golf fitness instructor. I have been in the training world for many years and have worked in high end spa clubs, private personal training studios as well as major chain gyms.