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Will he or won’t he compete in this year’s Olympia remains the 2020 question, but what can’t be questioned is how basic free-weight exercises have been the staples of the seven-time Olympia winner Phil Heath’s back workouts during his career.
Rows with barbells (using both pronated and reverse grips) and dumbbells beefed up his lats, rhomboids, and middle traps. Wide-grip pullups and lat pulldowns stretched his lats laterally. Over the course of “The Gift’s” career, his back grew and grew. In fact, throughout his career, Heath has made more improvements to his physique than any other bodybuilder, past or present.
Take a look at how he developed his impressively strong back with just a few moves and switching up grips and angels:
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