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The Lat Pulldown is a fantastic exercise for training the muscles of the back. One of the great things about this exercise is the change in appearance it can bring about. It helps make the upper back and shoulders appear wider and your waist appear smaller. The muscles this exercise affects include the latissimus Dorsi and rhomboids of the upper back, the biceps, trapezius and shoulders.
Combining this exercise with deadlifts and pull ups will give your back size, strength and mass that will improve performance in any activity that involves use of the back muscles.
Like most other exercises, the Lat Pulldown can be performed in a variety of ways. You can use a wide grip, a narrow grip, an overhand grip, a neutral grip and an underhand grip to stimulate the back muscles in different ways. It is also can be used to help in your progress to eventually perform Pull Ups with your own bodyweight.
It is also a great way to balance out your chest training to iron out imbalances in terms of strength and posture.
Benefits of the Lat Pulldown
There are many benefits to doing the Lat Pulldown. These are health related benefits and performance related benefits.
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How to Perform a Lat Pulldown
Lat Pulldown Dos
Lat Pulldown Don’ts