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Muscle detailing: The ultimate workout for a chiseled, v-tapered back

Grow your wings and get some serious definition with these four moves.

Muscle detailing: The ultimate workout for a chiseled, v-tapered back
Duration 45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

There's a big (huge) difference between a guy who's simply got a large frame and one who's perfected the male form. To transform your back into a rippling mass of muscle, incorporate this workout into your regimen.

How it works

Your typical program consists of a big, compound exercise or exercises followed by isolation exercise, or exercises. For this particular approach, you're going to chill out on the big lifts and double-down on the smaller ones. Isolation exercises are a great way to hyper-focus and zero in on one particular muscle, as well as tap into smaller, more discreet muscle fibers. 

How to add this workout into your routine

For 2-3 weeks, couple up a large muscle group (legs, back, chest) with a smaller muscle group (shoulders, arms, abs) or a push and a pull. Shoot for 1 day of rest between workouts. Cycle back onto your regular programming after the 2-3 weeks are up. Rest 30 seconds or less between sets.

Watch the video for detailed instructions on how to do the moves, as demonstrated by Eugene Isaev (@eugeneaesthetics), an LA-based certified personal trainer.

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The back definition workout

Exercise 1.

Lying Lateral Raise You'll need: Bench How to
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4 sets
12-15 reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Half-seated rope lat pulls You'll need: Adjustable Cable Machine How to
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5 sets
10-12 reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Lat Pulldown You'll need: Cable Machine How to
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4 sets
12-15 reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Landmine Row You'll need: Barbell How to
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4 sets
8-10 reps
30 sec. rest
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