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Upper Back & Lats with Cables & Machines

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This routine employs cables and machines to stimulate upper back, lats, and medial and posterior deltoids. This could be implemented every other back workout - upcoming back training video will demonstrate that to be performed alternately. The upcoming alternate workout employs all free weight exercises to heavily target primarily the lower back while again addressing the lat muscles with redundant crossover again into adjacent musculature. The advantage in this immediate approach is to explore a multitude of angles and more finely specify the delivery and concentration of the stress (to target areas). As always, each individual needs to assess the worth of any tactic/approach by their own appliccation. Personally, I employ a slightly protracted version of this workout utilizing the exercises displayed here in alternating rotation with a stricly free weight workout including extensive deadlifting and rowing (I perform this workout today and my next back workout I perform the other yet to be posted). Too many people rely to heavily on the standard seated lat pulldown - which in light of the application of cables as presented here is rendered inferior -in my opinion, based upon my personal experiences. Again, you do what delivers the goods for you - if your lats are huge and lack nothing, then no need to even investigate this.
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Micheal Hunter (19 days ago)
What a man mountain! Loving your style brother 👍
Freaky Engineers (26 days ago)
Such a calm voice thanku sir
Freaky Engineers (26 days ago)
Such a calm voice thanks sit
caged lion (4 months ago)
Like your vids alot no bs on your channel
comedyman112 (8 months ago)
move further away from the mic when speaking or use a mesh....we're hearing all kind of crackles
Ormskirksalford Ormskirk (8 months ago)
I have a problem training my lats and one or two other areas. If I train them twice a week, I don't feel anything next day, even after doing 16 sets or more. If I train them once a week, I'm sore, but the benefits seem to wear off. I have tried so many variations:low sets, high sets, light, heavy. Nothing seems to make a big change. I wish I could work out my optimum routine to get these parts stronger.
mike hunt (11 months ago)
You have a chiled approach and talk nice and slowly so I find you very helpful and I ain't chatting shit x
Marty Forkwater (1 year ago)
if i was that short id do mass training
Marty Forkwater (1 year ago)
pump n fluff workout
S B (1 year ago)
James surly this type of training hitting back with 5/6 different exercises and doing upwards of 30 reps only works for enhanced lifters? This type of training isn't very effective for naturals unless your just trying to maintain what you've already built?
Nathan unknown (1 year ago)
You are the Bob Ross of B. Building.
ak47ava .dman (1 year ago)
Hey James quick question, is this a workout to build and grow or to maintain muscle at your age?? What would you suggest for younger guys to do for your back.
Gabriel Silva (1 year ago)
do you ever do bodyweight ?
caseydog3 (1 year ago)
So is this complete back and shoulders?
David White (1 year ago)
i fucking love your workouts veryy similar tomine isolating it to bits !
JELLYGUTT (1 year ago)
his back is horrible
Caltor (1 year ago)
This is one of the best channels on youtube, regardless of your interests.
Conscious BLKMAN (1 year ago)
GO Head man awesome advice awesome video
Christine Hermes (1 year ago)
Daniel Bryant Sr (1 year ago)
Good stuff man ....
This was a kick ass workout, thanks James. Quick question your thoughts on the drug Melantan 2 Pedtide? I work night as get very little to no sun exposure then in the summer I burn real bad. Just wondering your thoughts or if you have any experience with it.
G FUCKURSELF (1 year ago)
I like watching the people in the background compared to james. He's the only one sweating, and the others seem to be taking those really long breaks sitting in the machine so no one else can use it. Makes me want to fucking vomit the utter lack of effort. Why bother going to the gym?
halfvolley11 (1 year ago)
The workouts seem so simple and effective. Why work with t-bars and seated cables when it can done so simply with cables.
kyle Hill (1 year ago)
great video, one of my favorites
assistantto007 (1 year ago)
Your workout footage adds so much more to the overall TINY VEST experience. Thanks, need more of it
Chris A (1 year ago)
Wonder what Dorian Yates would think about this workout!
Mark Macintyre (1 year ago)
why are these weight lifters so short,,,, what's this guy,,bout 5'7. maybe
when u mention the name big Rich Piana u better put some RESPECK on it.
Matt G (1 year ago)
does he think hes a gurilla
Devin Smith (1 year ago)
your back and traps are fuckin horrible nothing but bloat, you have no mature muscle in your back, lats or traps, what an idiot ahahahah
Spencer Johnson (1 year ago)
Devin Smith shitty troll. Not even funny, just hateful
Tyrone Smith (1 year ago)
Devin Smith you have Crosby as a profile picture, gtfo don't talk shit and have nothing to show for yourself
ѕρeαк fαcтѕ (1 year ago)
But he'd probably drop your ass like a sack of potato's. You know damn well you wouldn't fuck with this guy in person.
Devin Smith (1 year ago)
u look like the biggest fuckin idiot in the gym, do you even eat food?
The Good Meme Man (1 year ago)
your thickness and fullness is amazing
zyxwfish (1 year ago)
You should do guided meditations with that voice just kidding or maybe not. Great back workout I'm going to try these on my next back day. This is my favorite YouTube channel lately every video is very inspiring! Keep up the good work.
Nate Whitehorse (1 year ago)
RUBEN FIERRO (1 year ago)
Nate Whitehorse alot of people it's sad but glad there's peeps out there who appreciate his guidance! beast mode
onceuponthecross1 (1 year ago)
who' s shitting on James? best dude ever
RUBEN FIERRO (1 year ago)
Nate Whitehorse so tired of people getting on his channel to talk shit right..good to hear good vibes
Mark Williams (1 year ago)
great workout! cables and squeezing is the only thing that brought my back up
Adopted Hippo (1 year ago)
Hey James, i like how you approach your form, its something i have developed naturally altho im not an experinced lifter, i will attribute it to me meditating, i used to lift heavier weights and just move the weight up and down, its like there's a separation between my mind and body but i stopped lifting for a while and went on a spiritual journey and when i return, it was a whole another level!. Tho can you give me tips on how to overcome gym intimidation ? , i still feel it at times.
Patrick Simmons (1 year ago)
You have great technique. Great form for max resistance. Best of everything to you...
j parks (1 year ago)
no. actually he does not.
W. F (1 year ago)
Great videos! Great topics. Keep it up!
fit nation (1 year ago)
thus exercise is dope really hits the lat like crazy
Is this the Bob Ross of fitness or what!!!! WE'LL JUST ADD A HAPPY LITTLE 10lbs.......HAPPY SQUEEZE.......HAPPY LITTLE SQUEEZE. Nice!
Joey Cabanas (2 years ago)
Your voice relaxes me lol you should do more supplement reviews
Siiafu (2 years ago)
For these commentary vids you should get a pop filter for your mic. Small thing that improves the audio alot. Great vids!
krillin876 (2 years ago)
I like to do the seated row, but with the longer bar ( usually used for lat pull downs) . And when you pull the bar to your body, let it come near your sternum, not belly. This exercise works great. What James is doing might be a bit awkward standing up if you are not experienced bodybuilder.
David Weinstock (2 years ago)
Did it just how you said, completely ignored the numbers and went purely by the way I felt the muscle today..... Hands down, had THE greatest back workout of my life, and I been lifting for about five years now... Thank you!
tessjess1 (2 years ago)
When is the last time you had you heart and cholesterol checked ??
Dinas TV (2 years ago)
loveeeed this workout routine thank you so much man !!!
Jon Focker (2 years ago)
good shoulder info. so many of us are stuck on the 10 reps old school b.s.
MR. MEGA (2 years ago)
like how calm this guy is!
TheIrishny (2 years ago)
What age is James?
Zebus112 (2 years ago)
Maaaaaan, this move is killer 1:30 Never done it before. Thanks for tip!
Ben Ouattara (2 years ago)
really cool , thnx James ! would love to see more routine videos ! keep up the great work
quads (2 years ago)
high reps, burn, cramps, works great if your on gear. if not, heavy frequent low volume training is better.
Atrix xira (10 months ago)
Muscles don’t know math or weight. They just know tension
Atrix xira (10 months ago)
quads not true
erekllama (1 year ago)
quads - for what? Depends on your goals.
gamebred26 (2 years ago)
no way bro got to isolate those medial delts...lol
Preachin' OldSchool (2 years ago)
Exactly right Brother Iron
wcarper1 (2 years ago)
this guy is a tank for 53 years old
Doug Goodwin (2 years ago)
Just subscribed, I like this guy. Does anyone know his weight??
Samwise Galenorn (2 years ago)
t=5:30 Question: Do you consider deadlifts to be part of a back workout?
Samwise Galenorn (2 years ago)
Great workout video. It gives ideas to try out. On a side note, who is doing the video recording?
d.i.y.man (2 years ago)
Excellent video, your calves are huge !!
jim dandy (2 years ago)
You sure have some genetics to look like that over 50, I would never thought you were 150 pounds
Adopted Hippo (1 year ago)
oops sorry , read it unconsciously, now i get it.
jim dandy (1 year ago)
He was 150 when he STARTED
Adopted Hippo (1 year ago)
what hes 150 pounds ? do u mean 250?
nick0780 (2 years ago)
OMG, James, Ive been looking for a video of you actually lifting weights (Deadlift, Bench, Squat, OHP ect) Help me out here!
Andrew Pilafas (2 years ago)
Its great that you come back and comment on your own work out, haven't seen that done before, thanks for explaining why you're doing what you're doing.
Barry Sampath (2 years ago)
almost 10k and deserved
Thomas Wayne (2 years ago)
awesome thanks
Shaun Reed (2 years ago)
thanks for posting brother
boxerfencer (2 years ago)
Thanks for sharing!
Polo Polo (2 years ago)
So fuckin real ... Respect
HereTo AnnoyU (2 years ago)
first bodybuilder ive seen on you tube that actually takes the time to explain stuff, thank you so much :)
I love the fact he doesn't conform to every other meathead in the gym. Doesn't have a set of headphones, doesn't have stupid torn workout vest top, and his workouts are high rep and intense. And look who is the actual monster in the gym, the crazy but cool guy with the lumberjack cut up shirt lol. Love this channel
The Red Viper (1 year ago)
Apparently real men look like shit and don't... cut their hair...?
WackoKillerDan (1 year ago)
+Das Hyena Hmm I didn't know looking good and clean is a bad trait...smh
Das Hyena (1 year ago)
HereTo AnnoyU yup. Also one of a very few that is actually a man! Too many b****es who are more concerned about how they look in the gym than actually putting in the work. " ooooo my gym outfit is on point!""Sick edit Brah!" "Hi guys! Well today im getting my hair cut......"😒 cookie cutter youtubers all doing the sme sh*t.
HereTo AnnoyU (2 years ago)
Jay K (2 years ago)
New sub here...love this channel. This is as pure as it gets when it comes to bodybuilding; no gimmicks, no drama, and no bullshit like those other channels!
choppertj1 (2 years ago)
I just came from the gym doing exactly this. My traps grow to easy so I have to do these from the top of the machine so that I only use rear delts.
aaron chojnacki (2 years ago)
Great stuff Tiny. I have been looking to mix up my back routine. I am going to try yours today. thanks bro.
I124nek8 (2 years ago)
I tried parts of your back workout this morning on a freedom machine James. Im going to work that machine into my back routine from now on it gives a very good contraction.. Thanks...
Anthony M (2 years ago)
Awesome video Jim! Thanks for all these workout videos you really know your shit and I really appreciate that! One tip, get a pop filter for your microphone and it will make a world of difference! Thanks again for all the work you put into your videos.
Jody (2 years ago)
Hmm.. have to give this a try!
Frank Galaviz (2 years ago)
Good stuff brotha.
Adrian Reyes (2 years ago)
massive forearms!!
billytheweasel (2 years ago)
I do the same in recent years. Start light go to heavy failure. Gets all the fibers. Contracting and hold the contraction while light and moving up. Great muscle focus.
Charlie Cheswick (2 years ago)
Lol so basically standing pulldowns and rows and smith machine upright rows are the point of this earth shattering info?
erekllama (1 year ago)
Charlie Cheswick LOL I KNOW RIGHT?!!?!? Sit down.
Priyadarshan Gajbhiye (2 years ago)
great video.. only feedback would be that he needs a better camera and sound person
Mike Emanuelli (2 years ago)
do you know anything about a pinched nerve in the shoulder? I started back lifting for about 8 months & got pretty strong but I had an issue with my back and I worked and made it worse . I haven't been able to bench for over a month.when I cough it hurts my shoulder and my fingers are numb. I ordered some horse liniment yesterday. One time I got hit by a truck when riding a bike by a drunk driver and I couldn't even raise my arm over my head for 4 months .That took over a year to get better.I went to a chiropractor and they say I have a pinched nerve.just wondered if you had any problems like that. I want to start lifting again but right now I can't.
Ivan Dean (2 years ago)
Any tips to build a bigger chest, like a workout routine? Big Chest Tactics?
Ivan Dean (1 year ago)
+Matthew Anthony Then what is?
Matthew Anthony (1 year ago)
+Ivan Dean barbell bench isn't ideal for chest growth
Ivan Dean (2 years ago)
Thanks for answering. Should I do them with a barbell or dumbell?
Harambe (2 years ago)
I usually do the 2 main and then an extra. 2 main are flat and incline bench. extra is usually butterfly machine. sometime I do 4 chest exercises but usually do 3. always 2 main. worked pretty well for me
Samuel Denman (2 years ago)
Very good video. Consider a filter for the mic
TANTRUMGASM (2 years ago)
Great Channel James... almost 10k subs, probably have over 100K a year from now .Stay You.
James Schneider (2 years ago)
the master at work. old school lifters are on there millionth rep, u can see the mind muscle connection
Badiss B (2 years ago)
Do you know a creatine brand that does not increase BP? A brand that isn't as strong. Been taking bulk supply brand and has been increasing BP for last few months, I have been taking way less then the recommended amounts, still high BP :(
Jeremy Whitfield (2 years ago)
Good content man
Tango Delta (2 years ago)
He is fucking the machine. I fuck real chicks.
Tango Delta (2 years ago)
Red face, sign of very high blood pressure. can't be healthy
Tango Delta (2 years ago)
When a Hillbilly becomes a Bodybuilder...this is the result
Mennitti (2 years ago)
Can you speak on the difference between high reps and good form vs lift heavy? I have never understood the correct amount of tension to use for growth. Thanks.
Andrew (2 years ago)
already nearly hit 9000 subs, keep up the great vids mate and keep it real :)
Riyad Kalla (2 years ago)
James, your channel is growing quickly - I think a lot of people like what you have to say (I'm new as of 8,300 subscribers) - if you want to do these types of videos, worth the $50 to pickup a higher quality podcasting mic with a screen to diffuse out the 'puh', 'tuh' and other breathy sounds when voicing over a video that makes it unpleasent for the viewer (also blocks out really mouthy/saliva sounds) -- I learned this the hard way years ago when I put up a podcast and tons of viewers told me I "made them sick" listening to me :)
erekllama (1 year ago)
j hammer - Chill out - it's constructive criticism, not a personal attack on James.
iron life (1 year ago)
Riyad Kalla if he needed someone which he don't ,sure it wouldn't be you brota..it's YouTube not a dam news broadcast
Manny Ybarra (1 year ago)
Great video and advice. Thank you.
Lex Middleton (2 years ago)
Lex Middleton (2 years ago)
People need to up vote this more so James sees it, love his stuff, a little better audio would be a fantastic step in the right direction (no hate, just pure constructive criticism) Just want to see the guy do well, definitely deserves it.
Ever Burning (2 years ago)
Compared to typical barbell and dumbbell lifts this routine seems to focus on pulling from above and from mid-chest with specific and subtle contractions, great vid and lots of info.
frank martinez (2 years ago)
This channel will get pretty big very soon , you are pretty good doing ur thing brote
james please remeber me im a humble subscriber to you sir i love you so much please dont forget me peace & love
Umut (2 years ago)
Beast asmr
Theorcman2008 (2 years ago)
Great video but you gotta fix your mic bro. Get a pop filter.
OG Big Thot (2 years ago)
You are a beast and great tips! I'd love to get a session in with you! Good job tho buddy
William Decker (2 years ago)
Great video brother....thanks.
Damien wood (2 years ago)
some new things to try, thanks
james yager (2 years ago)
Watching you workout, has got me in the mood to hit the Damn Gym!!

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