Whether your goal is to be a 250-pound menace or a 185-pound work of art, developing a V-shaped back is key to your muscular progression and overall strength. But building a powerful back is no easy task, especially because back musculature is complex and hard to see. Lots of lifters will complain that when they try to work their lats, they end up getting better pump in their forearms and biceps—and that's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be frustrating when you want to focus on your back.
If you feel like your back development is stuck in a rut, don't get frustrated. Analyze your training routine to make sure you're not making these eight mistakes—and once you clean up your act, you'll see big gains in no time.