BEFORE GETTING TO HIS LATS…
“I start my back workout with leg curls to warm up,” explains Freeman. When he’s onstage hitting a rear lat spread or back double biceps, Freeman knows his hamstrings play an integral part. He’s keenly aware that a wide, ripped back doesn’t mean much on top of watery hams and glutes. He always wants to start the blood flowing to the rear of his body, blood he will then pump and shuttle up through his back musculature. Two sets of hyperextensions follow the leg curls and Freeman is ready to hit his lats.
“I’ll do as many
There’s not a lot of rest between sets when Freeman trains. “Whenever my partner or partners finish their sets, it’s my turn again.” Freeman describes his back workout as “pretty rapid fire.” Between all sets of exercises, Freeman stretches his back.
FREEMAN’S TOP 7 BODYBUILDER BACKS OF ALL TIME (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
1. Joel Stubbs
2. Ronnie Coleman
3. Phil Heath—”I like Phil’s back a lot. It was always like that; he just made it bigger and kept his proportions.”
4. Lee Haney
5. Dorian Yates
6. Brian Buchanan—“Sometimes people get caught up talking about his tiny waist and forget how good a back Brian had.”
7. Johnnie Jackson
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