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Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 08:07 AM

"There is no place worth going that requires a shortcut.” --Anonymous After legs, back is the most neglected male body part. Most guys assume that building the back is not the worth the time or effort. Most men seem to think, “Chicks appreciate nice arms, chest, and abs, so why even bother working out my back?” After all, women don’t actually focus on your back, right? Mistake! A thick, powerful back is essential for creating that much-coveted “v” tapered physique, making your shoulders appear wider and your waist smaller, and most of us know that women like men with broad shoulders and a small waist. Nothing beats the deadlift when it comes to widening and thickening the back, but I want to focus on another exercise that most of you guys are likely avoiding: the pull-up. Next to deadlift, pullups are the most effective, yet, sadly, most neglected back exercise. How many guys do you see in your gym performing old-school pull-ups versus those fancy lat machine pulldowns? In gyms across America, chances are you will wait in line to use the fancy lat machine, while the pull-up bar remains devoid of all users. Why? Simple: machines are easy, and (like deads and squats) pullups are damn hard and painful. But BACK EXERCISE MACHINES ARE SHORTCUTS. Another reason guys avoid pull-ups is that they’re embarrassed. Most of us guys, myself included, couldn't even do a measly rep when first starting out. That’s pretty humbling! On the lat machine, however, I could churn churn out 10-12 reps using 100 + lbs. of weight. I was not getting the results I wanted using the lat machine, so one day I finally accepted the fact that in order to build my back, I was going to have to work hard for it, and for me that meant a lot of deadlifts and pullups. Guys: if you want a nice back, AVOID the lat pulldown machine and start using the pullup bar. Your strength will increase if you stick with pullups. it won't happen overnight, but your persistence will pay off. You'll be the only guy in your gym using the pullup bar. Which means you'll be one of the strongest. If you’re like I was and can’t perform a pullup, start with a reverse grip(i.e. palms facing you)…you’ll work your arms more, but you will increase your back strength. Each week, as your strength increases, try to perform 1 set with a palms-facing-away grip, which will target your back more and help build that "v-width" physique that makes women go ga-ga. Start doing pullups now, and by summer, you'll notice muscles bulging across the upper portion of your back, and you'll also notice some heavy duty eye contact from those tall, thin, big busted bikini-clad MILFs at the beach. ;) I'm out.

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Posted on Feb 05, 2012 at 07:12 PM

Not the best way for either sex to meet and forge a meaningful relationship necessarily but it will get you laid.  I prefer a more subtle and personal approach without the crutch of alcohol to prop me up/make me lay down LOL


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Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 05:34 PM

Quoting helena2006:

Hahaha and not to forget eye contact from those lovely men who also enjoy nice bods.



I think just about every woman gets eye contact without really trying. Women really don't have to do much. Most people would agree that even an ugly or fat woman can get laid by simply going out to the local bar on a weekend night. Chances are, a guy who will have drank too much will take her home. Unless, of course, she's exceptionally obese or ugly, like Whoopi Goldberg ugly (i.e. really ugly).

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Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 08:28 PM

Hahaha and not to forget eye contact from those lovely men who also enjoy nice bods.


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