Train Lats For A Bigger Chest With This Workout

Generation Iron Exercise Guide Chest

Want a bigger chest? Then get your back in order.

On the journey to building up the perfect pecs, most guys in the gym often focus on chest exercises. Seems pretty obvious that if you want to get your chest into fighting form then you’re going to have to perform exercises associated with the muscle group. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

But guys will often times obsess on building the chest alone while neglecting some of the other important muscle groups associated with building a maintaining pecs that would make other guys jealous and make women swoon.

So what muscle group should be worked in order to get a bigger and better chest. If you read the title of this article then it’s a safe bet that you know it’s the lats. But why exactly will building up your lats prove to be the secret to building up a desirable chest?

Well, there’s a theory of building up the opposing muscle group in order to see full development in the area you’re targeting. The opposing muscle group is essentially the opposite muscle group to what you’re hoping to develop. For the chest it’s the lat muscles.

Now if you have a man boob issue that you wish to be taken care of then you’re going to have to work your opposing back muscles to avoid your moobs from growing more prominent. Everything must be balanced. You obviously work your chest muscles to get the definition and muscle growth in your pecs and you work your back, specifically your lats, so that you have a more natural posture.

By only working your chest the likelihood of your shoulders hunching forward, making your chest muscles bunch together in a more narrow space will lead to you making your man boobs appear all the bigger. Working you lats will cause your posture to maintain more of natural position through your shoulders and allow your chest to spread for a wider and more aesthetic appearance.

Here’s a list of exercises to prioritize your chest and back.

Barbell Bench Press 3 sets, 5 reps
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press 3 sets, 10-12 reps
Dumbbell Flyes 3 sets, 10-12 reps
Deadlifts 3 sets, 3 reps
Pull Ups 5 sets, To Failure
One Arm Dumbbell Rows 2 sets, 20-25 reps


Try out this chest and back routine and let us know your results and be sure to follow Generation Iron on Facebook and Twitter.

Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.