A wide, sculpted, V-shaped back is something that most lifters strive for. A monstrous back is not just aesthetically pleasing, it also helps prevent injury and is vitally important to overall strength. In the words of the great Bill Kazmaier, “Strong back equals strong man.”
Plus, there are few things that look goofier than well-developed arms connected to a Richard Simmons-esque back.
The latissimus dorsi, or lats, are the biggest and most powerful muscles of the back. And they are the primary muscles responsible for a wide, v-shaped back. The following lat exercises will help take your back game to the next level.