Back Exercise: Lat Pulldown

lat pull down

Type Resistance
Target (primary) Latissimus Dorsi
Target (secondary) Middle backBiceps
Equipment Machine
Mechanics Compound 
Force Pull
Plane of motion Sagittal plane
Other Bilateral

How is it performed?

  • Hold the bar on the pull-down machine in a wider-than-shoulderwidth grip and sit down with your thighs under the support.
  • Engage your back muscles and pull the bar down to your upper chest while keeping your torso still.
  • Return until your arms and lats are fully strected and repeat.

See the full back workout here.

[end]What’s your favorite back exercise? [/end]


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