The Lat Pulldown is a compound exercise working the Latissimus Dorsi primarily as well as the biceps, rotator cuff and forearm muscles. Learn how to perform this popular back exercise with the team at Fitness Institute!
Machine: Hammer Strength Iso-Lateral Chest/Back
To begin, select the appropriate seat height and weight. Take hold of the handles, then sit on the seat with chest against chest pad.
Slide knees underneath the knee pads, ensuring you are locked in (Figure 1).
Slowly contract back muscles to lower the handles towards the shoulders. Lower the handles until the shoulder blades are fully contracted (Figure 2). Ensure you maintain good spinal posture with feet flat on the floor for the entire lift.
Slowly extend elbows to return to the start position.
Remember to seek the advice of your fitness trainer, medical and/or allied health professionals, if you are new to exercise or have an injury or medical condition to consider.
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