The lats are a large flat muscle that has origin points at the mid and lower spine, the iliac crest (pelvis), and the ribs. Well-developed lats give the appearance of a wider back, therefore making the waist look smaller.
- Place your right leg on the top end of the bench so that your knee and shin rest flat on the bench, your foot hanging off the end.
- Bend your torso towards the floor and support yourself with your right arm by placing your palm flat against the bench.
- Grip the weight with your left and, and pull it straight up to the side of your chest. Repeat the motion.
- Switch the supporting leg and arm to work the other side.