Back Exercises

The Best Bars for a Huge Back

Find the right cable attachments to meet your goals.

The Best Bars for a Huge Back

Guys tend to base their workout on whatever equipment is available to them at the time. If the cable row machine has a V-bar handle attachment on it, that’s what they’ll use for rows. But different attachments offer different advantages, and you should choose one based on your goals and needs. 

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Pulldown bar with opposing handles: Emphasize the biceps and forearms

V-bar: Emphasize mid-back and biceps on rows, lower lats on pulldowns

Angled bar (upside-down V): Heavier pushdowns and less wrist strain than straight bar

Rope Handle: More range of motion on pushdowns, extensions, and curls

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