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In order for the body to have a balanced look I believe in doing exercises in pairs. For leg extensions I will also go leg curls. For arm curls I'll do cable tricep pushdowns, etc.

But what is the best back exercise to balance out chest workouts for proper symmetry?

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I'd say Cable Rows, Bent Over Rows, or Pull-ups.

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I do cable rows, the second question to that is wide or narrow grip, as they both feel very different. Narrow grip seems to feel a lot better, but then again is it widening or thickening? – Salsero69 Jan 15 '12 at 17:26
Well, they feel different because they work the muscle differently. The best answer is to do both: Narrow grips one day; wide grips the next time. Change it up. Try not to ever do the same exercise twice. – jp2code Jan 16 '12 at 17:23
Narrow grip should produce thicker (front to back) back muscles while the wider grip should help give you better lat wings. – jp2code Jan 16 '12 at 17:25
Thank You!!!!!! – Salsero69 Jan 16 '12 at 18:18

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