Lats moment arms

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    Juan
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    Hey Joe, after reading Chris Beardsley article on the lats he stating that the lats have the best internal moment arms or leverage at around 60-70 degrees of shoulder flexion. Do you have any thoughts on this if you agree? but I would also like to know how you’d apply this to training. Do you kinda just throw it out the window or incorporate some of it? After reading the article how would you handle the information?

    #510383
    Juan
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    #510695
    Simo Matikainen
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    You basically apply it best to just not doing standard pulldowns from straight overhead but doing pulldowns from forward angle like Joe does the one arm pulldowns on cables, kas pulldowns, lat rows etc.There isnt really much you can do with that information, just doing the full active range of motion for lats is the most important factor.

    #510717
    Juan
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    I would think but as the lats get more into 120 degrees their function changes to more of a glenohumeral translation component and you feel a huge stretch, I know some great coaches who love to do Pulldown all the way and get that stretch, but I guess it’s just preferable you’ll probably make equal gains as long as your intensity is there. But they’re people who just hear a study and then live off of that which to me doesn’t sound too logical

    #510750
    Simo Matikainen
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    I would think but as the lats get more into 120 degrees their function changes to more of a glenohumeral translation component and you feel a huge stretch, I know some great coaches who love to do Pulldown all the way and get that stretch, but I guess it’s just preferable you’ll probably make equal gains as long as your intensity is there. But they’re people who just hear a study and then live off of that which to me doesn’t sound too logical

    Yeah you are right as long as the instensity and consistency is there I doupt it makes a huge difference.

    Someone with huge pullup/chinup numbers will definetely have big back.

    #510751
    Simo Matikainen
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    I personally just do one pullup/chinup variation, one row for lats and one row for upper back, I think that pretty much covers whole back.

    #510754
    Juan
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    True, appreciate the feedback though. Helps to hear from someone who’s actually had results that others who just claim things from reading you feel

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    Joe
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