Back routine without pull-ups/pull-downs?
After suffering an exertion headache a few weeks ago I had to have 2 weeks off training, and then come back to training with a little less intensity.
When I did pullups for the first time after the injury, I started getting the headache, so i stopped after just a few reps of my first set and decided to try lat pull-down instead with low weight and strict form. The same thing happened. I seem to be fine with other exercises, even squats and deadlifts, just pull-ups/pulldowns are becoming unbearable (been to docs, its now about 3-4 weeks since initial headache, and all seems to be ok till i do these movements).
Heres what my back routine at the moment looks like:
Pull-ups (tried replacing with lat pull-downs) 3x10
T-Bar rows (with Barbell) 3x10
Seated cable rows 2x10 (only added these to end of workout in last couple of weeks to try to compensate for poor performance in pullups/pull-downs)
Is it possible to build wide lats without pull ups or pull downs, I was thinking of adding another row instead, probably barbell row, but just looking at getting some suggestions and looking to find out if omitting pull-ups, which i have been doing for years, will make a significant impact on my gains.