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    Front or rear pulldowns?

    Is there any difference between these two lat excercises?
    Thanks.

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    Anything behind the neck places more stress on your rotator cuffs, so you should be more careful doing them. With that in mind I'd advise sticking to front pulldowns, or better yet, chinups and pullups.

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    I have two friends who f'd up their rotator cuffs with (well this is their leading suspicion) pull downs behind the neck. I won't do them, I stick with the ones in front, weighted pullups and weighted chinups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
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    Yep, do 'em in front. Oh, and no wider than shoulder-width grip.
    whys that built?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbfreak9999
    whys that built?
    'cause any wider and you'll be putting your rotator cuff in jeopardy.
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    well another reason is that it doesn't have any transfer to the real world.

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    \thanks, I didn't know about the injury risk. I'll leave the behind the neck pulldown alone.

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