x
Almost there! Please complete this form and click the button below to gain instant access.
EliteFitness.com FREE Email Series: How You Can Use Winstrol, Masteron, HGH, and Testosterone for a Perfect, Muscular Physique!
- -
We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe.
- -

Deadlifting for wider back?????????


Welcome to the EliteFitness.com Bodybuilding Site! Please join this discussion about Deadlifting for wider back????????? within the Weight Training & Weight Lifting category.

Excerpt: My friend has a back like a pro, but most of his other stuff is lagging? I just started working out with him and we did back today. I am barely writing this as I am exausted. First exercise we did today was "deadlifts"? I know they do nice workout as far as the size is concerned but to get a back that he has he told me he always does deadlifts? i know my hams are gonna be killing me tomorrow but how does back fit into this? He also does it 2 times a week, but he is not a newbie as

Read more or register here to join the discussion below...

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Amateur Bodybuilder
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Boogie down , New York
    Posts
    452
    Rep Power
    0

    Question Deadlifting for wider back?????????

    My friend has a back like a pro, but most of his other stuff is lagging?

    I just started working out with him and we did back today. I am barely writing this as I am exausted. First exercise we did today was "deadlifts"?

    I know they do nice workout as far as the size is concerned but to get a back that he has he told me he always does deadlifts?

    i know my hams are gonna be killing me tomorrow but how does back fit into this?

    He also does it 2 times a week, but he is not a newbie as i kinda still am, I've been around gyms and lifting for a while but got hurt many times (not in the gym) like in car accidents and all so i never completed like a year straight of lifting. I've been trouble free now (only shoulder impingements is what bothers me now). and lifted for about 9 months with a month and a half in between of rest (trip to europe).


    Is he right to do his back twice a week and deadlifts as first exercises?

    Since he is my training partner, and we might juice together in about a few months i want to get down with his routines except i think i might get hurt and be overtraining. I am 25 by the way and i want to be serious about this now.

  2. #2
    Olympian ZGzaZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    2,307
    Rep Power
    71
    Deadlifts are an awesome exercise, for me, they seem to make everything grow... you say youre still a newbie, if I was you I wouldn't even be thinking about juicing at this point. You need to get a few years of constant lifting under your belt.

    No offense to you, but someone who is just learning what deadlifts are should not be thinking about the juice.

  3. #3
    Good Broly
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    The great United States, may God bless her
    Posts
    164
    Rep Power
    0
    I've only been doing deads for about 3 months...despite having aout 4 years of time loving iron And in those 3 months, I've noticed some great lat growth...so, IMO, deads=wider back...thicker and stronger as well, obviously

  4. #4
    Amateur Bodybuilder
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Boogie down , New York
    Posts
    452
    Rep Power
    0
    thanx a lot guys, and ZGzaG, i am not a newbie in that sense. I do know what deadlifts are and do.

    The thing is i know they do a whole body lot of good. But my question was should they be done like twice a week or is that overkilling it.

    Also i've been around gyms since i was 18, and now im 25. Its just that the first shoulder surgery kept me away for a while. And when i got back i found out i had tendonitis in the right shoulder. So i took time off to recover from both of those.

    Now i was lifting since february this year, took time off in august to go to europe (month and a half). Got back, startet hitting the gym 3-4 times a week. I dont want to wait to be in my 30's (no offense to anybody here) to juice and have that hard pumped up body.

    The way i see it ill get a bit more serious and put more time in the gym and diet a bit better. Then wait out for spring to do a cycle of test and eq.

  5. #5
    Elite Mentor needsize's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    8,561
    Rep Power
    93
    deadlifts have done very little for my back width, I have crazy deadlift strength, ie 500lbs for and easy 10 reps, but my back width sucks. Now that I am deadlifting less and doing more heavy chins, the width is definitely coming in
    Homer Simpson: You can use statistics to prove anything that's even remotely true...

    Homer Simpson: Old people need to be locked up and studied so we can determine which valuable nutrients can be extracted for our benefit...

    Homer Simpson: I wish God were alive to see this


    The coolest bodybuilding gear on the net!
    CLICK HERE!





  6. #6
    Da Pope supersizeme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    on stilts
    Posts
    10,087
    Rep Power
    89
    like needsize said, deads won't do much for back width. they're great for building up your traps, erectors and hammies(if you're doing stiffs), but it's the pullup and rowing movements that will focus on width.

  7. #7
    Amateur Bodybuilder
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    573
    Rep Power
    0
    Nothing like chins for back width. For a long time I centered my back workout on chins/pulldowns, while neglecting rows and deadlifts. Thus, I developed a very wide back but I lacked thickness. Now that I've put more into rows and deadlifts, the thickness has been improving like crazy.

    So,
    width: chins, pulldowns
    thickness: deadlifts, barbell rows

  8. #8
    Mutant B0ARDIN087's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Washington DC
    Posts
    4,168
    Rep Power
    1123
    im a 16 year old and deadlifts are my favorite lifts........ in my gym i have seen all of 4 people do them (bally's ) and they are all huge. Its cool how u can jsut get respect by dong the "real lifts".

    deadlifts tomorrow guys yayayayayyaya

  9. #9
    Freak Synpax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Gangtok, Sikkim
    Posts
    3,394
    Rep Power
    73
    A good back width exercise, and I'm starting to develop it now, are back lat puls (pulling down a lateral bar behind your neck ).

Similar Threads

  1. Back/Deadlifting advice
    By iggy in forum Weight Training & Weight Lifting
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 28-Jun-2008, 04:25 PM
  2. Hurt back while deadlifting
    By Daran in forum Weight Training & Weight Lifting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-Feb-2008, 12:14 PM
  3. Don't hurt your back while Deadlifting
    By resonator in forum Weight Training & Weight Lifting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-Jun-2004, 03:46 PM
  4. excersises for a wider back
    By the_paradise_garage in forum Anabolic Steroids
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 22-Apr-2002, 08:24 PM
  5. deadlifting with a bad back
    By chrisoh in forum Weight Training & Weight Lifting
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 15-Apr-2002, 02:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •