Exercise-Guides / Cardio Exercises / Running
Pull Ins is a rather unusual exercise that is very effective when it comes to training your lats. It differs from the vertical and horizontal rowing exercises because you have to pull the weight from the side. The muscle fibers in your lats straighten to the side. It is, therefore, a good complement to all “regular” back exercises.
Performing Shrugs with dumbbells instead of a barbell provides more flexibility in terms of grip and trajectory. Just lifting the barbell or dumbbells up and down will strain the upper part of your trapezius and give good results clearly visible from the front, but you will miss the lower parts of your trapezius if you only do the exercise this way. The lower parts build deep on the back.