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TIP # 06

We're gonna call this month's quick little tip "dispelling the 'grip width myth'". (Say that 3 times fast!)

Ever since I began training, many, many, many years ago . . . I've always heard that the wider your grip when doing pull-ups on a bar, and pull downs on the lat machine, the wider your upper back would be. Well, don't you believe it!

If you think about it, complete muscle development comes partially from working the muscles throughout a full range of motion. Using a very wide grip to work the upper back muscles cuts down on that range of motion drastically.

I'm not saying you can't or even shouldn't do wide grip work for your back . . . just that you'd be doing yourself a favor if you mainly stuck with medium width grip pull-ups and pull downs. Wide grip can be a pleasant change . . . on the 'rare' occasion.

Oh, by the way . . . the same holds true for bench presses. Think about it . . .

Until next time . . . train hard, but train smart!

Try this month's tip for 30 days. Then [ E-mail ] me and tell me about your progress.

- Poppa

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