Tip: The Dante Row

Combine lat isolation, a long range of motion, and a good stretch and you get this great row variation.

This is the best cable exercise that few people know about or do. I'm guessing other names exist for it, but I saw Dante Trudel do it first, so I attribute it to him.

It works by isolating the lats through a long range of motion. I consider it a superior, modern-day equivalent to the old chain-driven Nautilus pullover machine made famous by Dorian Yates.

You do these with a seated pulley row machine, but in an unconventional manner. The key is to get a good stretch when extending your arms before driving your elbows back towards your knees, rounding your back and flexing your lats as hard as possible before accentuating the negative.

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