Specifically, wide arm pull ups and the old assisted lift machine. T'gym caught me using the assisted lift machine to complete my pull ups while working out the other day. 'No no no', Cried the behemoth, 'That is not the way. If you want to do 30 pull ups, do them in sets of as many as you can... 30 sets of ONE if you have to. That machine is shit! Lo and behold, after only a week, my initial best effort has gone up by 3 pull ups. The behemoth was right. Now, my lats are a bit puny, so wide arm pull ups are altogether more difficult for me. To the point where it would be difficult for me to use the same strategy - at least initially. So, my options are basically to keep on with lat pull downs, lat raises with the dumbells or the 'shit' machine assisted excercise. Any tips?