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Lat Pulldown, Rear

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Type basic
Mechanics compound
Direction pull
Equipment Lat Pull
Additional Equipment -
x Rate Lat Pulldown, Rear

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Grasp pulldown bar with wide overhand grip. Sit upright on seat and position heels below knees.


Pull bar down behind neck. Lean slightly forward to prevent bar from hitting head. Return, keep arms slightly flexed and repeat.

Variations / Comments

In upper position let shoulders be pulled upwards. Put thighs under support to handle heavy resistance. Keep looking ahead, donīt put chin on chest. Lat pulldowns are a great prelude to chin-ups.

Cable Lat Pulldown, Rear Starting Position Starting Position
Cable Lat Pulldown, Rear Ending Position Ending Position


Target Latissimus Dorsi
Synergist Deltoid, Posterior | Rhomboids | Trapezius, Middle | Trapezius, Lower | Brachialis | Brachioradialis
Stabilizers during heavy training: Hip Flexors | Rectus Abdominis
Cable Lat Pulldown, Rear Muscles Front
Cable Lat Pulldown, Rear Muscles Rear
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