Kai Greene has one of the best backs in the business. Long after he’s retired from competition, his will be remembered as among the best backs—alongside Lee Haney’s, Dorian Yates’, and Ronnie Coleman’s—in the annals of this iron sport.
Some guys’ backs have good detail, which makes their rear double biceps formidable, yet they lack width, which leaves their rear lat spreads lacking. Others have a wide lat spread from behind, but don’t look nearly as impressive in a front lat spread. Others have gaps in their backs, especially in the area between where the latissimus ends and the butt begins.
So, how did Greene build such a magnificent back, and how does he continue to maintain, detail, and refine it?
For the purposes of this article, let’s stick to descriptions of the exercises we have pictures for. Does Greene actually do these exercises? Greene does them. Does he do all of them each back workout? No. Sometimes. Greene mixes it up. We’ve seen him train using only a few exercises and we’ve seen him seemingly never leave the gym. We don’t have pics here of pullovers, dumbbell rows, lat pulldowns, Jefferson deadlifts, etc. Suffice it to say, Greene has done ’em all at one time or another and still does them when he sees fit.
Whichever exercises he chooses, however many sets and reps he sets his sights on, generally Greene is a volume trainer. He’s also a very smart trainer, attuned to his body. He’s not in the gym to stroke his ego setting a personal record for weight lifted. Yeah, he’s capable of moving some very heavy poundages, but he’s also methodical. His is textbook form. He doesn’t jerk or yank the weight solely to move more of it.
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