Lat Pulldown Machine

March 19, 2015 - Back Exercises
Lat Pulldown Machine



The pulldown on a lat pulldown machine is good variation of the regular cable pulldown. It turns of the need stabilizing muscles and you work primary your lats. So the best way to use this exercise is in the end of your back workout when your stabilizing muscles are tired and you can’t control free weights safely.


Set up for the exercise as you put the desired weight on the machine than grasp the handles with wide overhand grip (palms facing forward) and sit down . Secure your knees under the pads to provide stable position during the movement. With fully extended hands slightly lean back, look toward the ceiling and puff out your chest. This is the starting position.


Breathe in and start to pull the weight down toward your upper chest by first pulling with your shoulder blades and then with the arms. When the bar reach your upper chest hold the contraction for a second and return the weight back to the starting position in a controlled way as you breathe out.