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HOW TO DO A LAT PULLDOWN PROPERLY

A common mistake I see in the gym involves the Lat Pulldown. Many people perform the exercise more like an “arm” pulldown, using their arms and shoulders. The purpose of the Lat Pulldown is to work the Latissimus Dorsi – a major back muscle. Sit directly under the bar using a wide grip and arms extended. Begin by pulling your elbows down and slightly back. Avoid leaning back or moving your torso for momentum. Bring the bar straight down until the bar touches your collar bone. You should need to rotate your chin back as the bar passes your face. Think of squeezing your shoulder blades together during the pulldown phase. Once the bar reaches your collar bone, work your muscles against gravity during the ascent by raising the bar slowly to the starting position. If you feel the muscles underneath your armpits and the lower area of the shoulder blades, then you are doing a Lat Pulldown correctly.

By:  Sharon Powell

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2 Responses to 'HOW TO DO A LAT PULLDOWN PROPERLY'

  1. Lachelle says:

    Fantastic content, I am checking back again on a regular basis to look for refreshes.

  2. Mahalia says:

    Super jazzed about gteintg that know-how.

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