Here at The Rack we try and think outside the box when it pertains to different variations of training. The back comprises 70% of a individuals upper body mass and is often trained incorrectly when it comes to isolated movements. Working different angles for areas that are often neglected are a must when someone is seeking better back development. Most of the time when you see a lat pull-down or cable row performed, it’s being performed incorrectly. Often times we have a tendency to over grip whichever handle or apparatus that we are using which results in less and less back involvement. The recruitment falls on the arms to do most of the movement of the weight. We tried to simplify and improve upon this by using MAG grips for most of our pull-downs and cable rows here at The Rack. MAG stands for maximum advantage grip, and they deliver just that. These handles take a individuals arms completely out of the movement by using a thumb less grip. By removing the opportunity to wrap the thumb around the grip, the back is recruited more to perform the movement which is ultimately the desired outcome. We have 7 different MAG grips to choose from ranging from wider to narrower grip. The best part about these is the angle that they provide to target the muscle. Pronated (over hand), supinated (underhand) and neutral (narrow, palms facing), we’ve got them all. Each of the angles comes in a wider version as well as a closer version. When training isolation movements, grip can mean everything. By using MAG grips, the maximal amount of tension is placed where it is intended with no emphasis elsewhere.