💪 TRAIN YOUR BACK NOT YOUR ARMS 👇
Have you ever found yourself training back and coming out of it with a great arm workout, there is a reason for that. While the lats, traps can be a really strong muscles sometimes we can overestimate our strength when we combine it with not the best form we may be decreasing our benefit of training.
The reason why overestimating strength can be a issue is because of the compensation that comes along with it. For example, doing a heavier weight during rows for more reps than one is able to you will notice your forearms and biceps start to fatigue. This is because we start to add moments (torque) to the elbow join and wrist to use the forearms and biceps to move the weight. During back exercises for the most part we always want the forearm to be parallel to the resistance. This will take out the biceps and forearms out of the equation as much as possible.
While you may not be able to do as much weight, you will actually be benefiting more. The intended muscles will get more volume and time under tension this way. Also the accessory muscles will not get overused as much. A good cue I like to give when training back, is think of elbowing someone, during this motion we use our lats to produce a forceful contraction and the biceps are not involved. This training principle of torque and moments can be applied to any exercise to allow for greatest benefit of the exercise.