And Ray wasn’t exaggerating when he used the term beating. “It isn’t limited to one area, either,” he says. “Every single muscle in my entire back takes an ass-whipping because I make sure that I do one exercise specifically targeting each muscle.”
Talk about coming out of the gate strong! With Ray doing one of the old favorites as his lead off back exercise, he takes it to another level by blowing out the reps until he can’t do another. This works not only his lat spread but also his grip strength as he squeezes out those last few reps. Next, Ray will bang out three sets of 10–12 reps on the reverse-grip pullover machine. This is an important movement to work the lower lats, and he takes the rep deep at the bottom to really hit those hard-to-feel muscles. Getting a full contraction and squeezing it can help bring out that area and make the rear-lat pose a strength onstage.
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