PreparationGrasp pulldown bar with wide overhand grip. Sit upright on seat and position heels below knees.
ExecutionPull bar down to upper chest. Lean slight backward without hyperexending lower back. Return, keep arms slightly flexed and repeat.
Variations / CommentsIn upper position let shoulders be pulled upward. Put thighs under support to handle heavy resistance. Lat pulldowns are a great prelude to chin-ups.
|Deltoid, Posterior | Rhomboids | Trapezius, Middle | Trapezius, Lower | Brachialis | Brachioradialis
|during heavy training: Hip Flexors | Rectus Abdominis