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Lat Pulldowns

Lat Pulldowns

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Muscle Groups
  • Back
  • Latissimus dorsi (“Wing” muscles) strength
  • Biceps strength


Lat pulldowns build strength and definition in the upper back “lat” muscles. Lat pulldowns are an appropriate substitute for beginners who can’t perform pull-ups or chin-ups. The wide grip lat pulldown activates the latissimus dorsi muscle which provides the sought after “V” taper bodybuilders desire most.


  • Start with your hands on the bar slightly wider than shoulder-width, arms straight and palms facing forward.
  • Pull the bar straight down under your chin, toward the top of your chest.
  • Keep your chest up and your elbows out to the side.
  • Return slowly to the top, with your arms straight again.


  • Pulling the elbows too far behind the body instead of straight back and down
  • Dropping the chest down
  • Leaning back excessively
  • Shrugging the shoulders up as you pull down