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Lat Pulldown Guide

Lat Pulldown Guide

FEATURES

MUSCLES

Upper Back, Lats

EQUIPMENT

Cable

DIFFICULTY

Easy

The lat pull down is excellent for building upper back, especially your lats in isolation. You can either do this with a wide-grip or underhand grip.

MEDIA

INSTRUCTIONS

Prep

Sit down on a bench with legs locked in the machine and cables loaded appropriately

Start

Grab the bar with either a wide or close underhand grip.

Movement

Bring the bar down slowly till the bar touches your chest. Focus on contracting the back rather than using your arms.

Pause at the bottom and then slowly raise the bar back to the start position.

End

Repeat the movement and once done, wipe clean the equipment

TIPS

Focus on engaging your back. Use lower weight and build from there.

The underhand grip is a great alternative.

Do you have more tips? Post in the comment below.

ALTERNATIVES

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Advanced

Bodyweight Standing Rows

Inverted Rows

Cable Lateral Pulldown

Wide Grip Pull-Up (Weighted)

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