Sorry, but as opposed to searching through endless topics about pull ups and lat pull downs I will just ask here.
A friend of mine was telling me that Lat Pull downs are the same as pullups.
I said they weren't .
Somebody please back me up with more evidence...unless I am wrong.
Here is a lat pulldown:
Here is a pullup:
Similar motions I guess...but two complete different excercises.
i know what the exercises are... you didn't answer my question
i guess my question is more like:
Why do people prefer pullups to lat pull downs?
Last edited by beatlesfreak; 03-07-2007 at 08:08 PM.
same exercise, the pull up is superior because it is a free weight exercise, and you use your bodyweight
people do lat pulldowns because they cant do pullups, i think the lat pulldown is a god way to get stronger to do pullups
and once you can do pullups and chins up with regularity i see no need to go back to lat pulldowns in any way fashion or form
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lat pull ups (wide grip) rock the casbah!!! it especially makes light athletic people like myself feel special in the gym with a 25 around my waist pumping out a few sets of 7. I see very few guys that do that kind of stuff, and quite frankly, i think the bigass football guys are jealous.
10/06:150lbs---8.5% bod fat--------------------3/25/07: 170 lbs
8/25/07: 163lbs---------goal @ 185 by (5/1/08)
-deadlift 370x6 (current 315)
-flat bb bench 205x5 (current 185)
-squat 265x6 (current rehab in knees, light legs)
-lat p/u BW+50 x 6 (current 35x6)