An impressive, broad and dense back is one of the most impressive physical features of someone. The muscles whose development gives someone this characteristic bulky look are the muscles of her upper part, specifically: the latissimus dorsi, the teres major, the rhomboid, the deltoid, the trapezius and the subscapularis. All of them take part in movements that have a great effect on the development of upper back muscles and strength. There are several factors responsible for the rate of muscle growth in this area, but in this article we will look at the 8 main ones, the application of which will give you significant improvements.
# 1 Pulls
You will have heard many people say that in back training they don’t feel the same swelling that they feel e.g. on the chest. This happens because, due to poor technique, they are not working the area they should. In pulling exercises, you must first contract your scapula, thus helping to work that area. In each repetition, always feel the muscle being worked fully activated and at the end of the positive phase of the movement, contract to increase the load it receives. In addition, you can also use isometric contractions (keeping your muscle stable at the end of the positive phase of the movement), thus increasing the total load it receives.