View Full Version : Lat Pulldown Question - I need a quick answer :)
02-01-2001, 02:07 PM
I have a quick question, im doing Lat pulldowns on a
machine and am wondering about form. I sit on the bench, with my legs tight under the pads to keep me from flying away and I keep my body almost completely upright. I pull the bar down to my chest and squeeze my back and then return. I thought this was the proper form untill a few days ago i saw someone at the gym doing them, but he was leaning back at a 45 degree angle. Which is the right way?
I just want to make sure using proper form and im hitting the gym tonight so I need a quick answer!
Thanks a heap!
02-01-2001, 02:41 PM
I have always done it like you do. Here are instuctions from gynamerica.
Adjust the seat height to a spot where your legs are secure under the padded stabilizer and attach a straight bar to an overhead pulley
>> Stand up and grip the bar with your palms facing you about 4-6 inches apart
>> Straighten your arms and return to the sitting position with your legs locked under the pads. Arch your back, being sure your to maintain the arch throughout the entire movement
>> Pull the bar in front of your neck to a point at the upper part of your chest, making sure to pull your elbows down and backward along your sides
>> Slowly reverse the movement and return to starting position
>> The entire motion should be done in a smooth, controlled manner that lasts about 3 seconds, with the downward movement no faster than the upward
02-01-2001, 03:09 PM
Muchos gracias Amigo :)
02-01-2001, 03:18 PM
De nada. Como esta la esposa? Y la novia? Toda via tienes los granos en tu verca?
02-01-2001, 03:27 PM
uuuh.. merci Beaucoup :)
sorry dude, i dont speak more than 3 words..
02-01-2001, 03:34 PM
I just said have a nice workout.
02-01-2001, 06:25 PM
try these to train your upper back. it is by charles poliquin
02-02-2001, 11:50 AM
They are both correct, they are just variations of the same movement to stress different areas. Remember there is a lot of muscle on the other side of your chest that has to be developed. The 45 degree movements simulate rowing movements and at 90 degrees you are simulating chins. These can also be varied with grip, attachments, etc.
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