The good old barbell row is a great general back exercise. But with one neat trick you can make it more lat-centric.
Reverse Barbell Rows
You came across reverse rows when I posted my current workout plan, where I mentioned that I do them in exchange for regular rows, because my lats had been a bit behind.
As I didn’t have a video on them yet, it was time to rectify that, because reverse barbell rows are a great addition to your home back exercise arsenal. When you work out at home, you don’t have that many lat and back exercises at your disposal to begin with.
Also, had I gone for an isolation, I’d haven gotten too little work done on most muscles of the upper and middle back. Therefore, with one little change of grip, I opted to get more lats and still train the rest and you can do the same:
Pull-Ups Plus Reverse Rows
As I said in the video, reverse barbell rows in my opinion make a good follow-up exercise to pull-ups. You have the lats still involved, but not as much.