IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE
I’ve programmed my accessory work over the last six weeks to build serious strength in my anterior and medial delts – this is where I’ve been lacking in progress over the years. Why? Because I haven’t given much attention to them, and that remained constant and unaltered for quite a few months (oops). However, I was saved when I ripped out some of my old literature that would invoke my lost, but not forgotten, passion for good old STRENGTH TRAINING. And what I found was the most basic rule of thumb that I had just simply overlooked. Variation. Alongside any microcycle, variation has the power to build brutal strength and massive size while maintaining healthy functional movements. What more could you ask for?Before I get into the triset I hit for my lats, I want to share this easy and extremely effective warm up with you. It is one helluva way to get your shoulders and triceps stronger using the resistance of a band and the instability of the balance pad. I highly recommend this to any throwing athlete and anyone having shoulder issues.
Today, I decided it was time to travel away from my delts and migrate to my lats. I wanted to feel my lats blow up as my blood ran through my back like a waterfall. That may sound a little off color to some, but for those of you that are true strength athletes or just straight up meat heads — Man, did this do the trick!
1. Lat pull down with the EliteFTS Supra Bar Cable Curl/Lat Bar.
2. Seated rows with EliteFTS Pro Monster Mini Resistance Bands using the 1 and 1/2 rep method.
3. Straight arm lat pull down using the Rest/Pause method.