Wide Grip Cable Pulldown

March 19, 2015 - Back Exercises
Wide Grip Cable Pulldown



The wide grip lat pulldown is a very effective and popular exercise for the back muscles. It works the whole upper back area and also the lats muscles. It is a good exercise for developing a basic strength for pull ups at beginners.


Attach a long pulley bar to the lat pulldown machine and adjust the desired weight. Grasp the bar with width 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.


Inhale and start to pull the weight down toward your upper chest by first pulling with your shoulder blades and th?n with the arms. When the bar reach your upper chest hold the contraction for a second and slowly return the weight back to the starting position as you exhale.