Back, Hyperstrike Exercise Videos

Reverse-Grip Lat Pulldowns

Reverse-Grip Lat Pulldowns

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


The reverse grip lat pull down is a good exercise to sculpt your back and strengthen your biceps at the same time. It strengthens the postural muscles of your upper back and is a great exercise for beginners and people who are not able to do pull ups. Another added benefit is that the reverse grip lat pull down also strengthens your grip.


  • Start with your hands on the bar at shoulder-width, arms straight and palms facing backwards.
  • 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 bar down past the upper chest
  • 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