Close-Grip Lat Pulldown

Exercise Machine / Beginner

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How to do the Close-Grip Lat Pulldown:

Muscles Worked

Traps secondary Shoulders secondary Middle back secondary Lats primary Muscles diagram

Details

The close-grip lat pulldown is a exercise machine exercise that primarily targets the lats and to a lesser degree also targets the traps, shoulders, and middle back ...more

The close-grip lat pulldown is a exercise machine exercise that primarily targets the lats and to a lesser degree also targets the traps, shoulders, and middle back.

The only close-grip lat pulldown equipment that you really need is the following: cable machine. There are however many different close-grip lat pulldown variations that you can try out that may require different types of close-grip lat pulldown equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper close-grip lat pulldown form is easy with the step by step close-grip lat pulldown instructions, close-grip lat pulldown tips, and the instructional close-grip lat pulldown technique video on this page. The close-grip lat pulldown is a pull exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the close-grip lat pulldown video, learn how to do the close-grip lat pulldown, and then be sure and browse through the close-grip lat pulldown workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Your upper torso should remain stationary; only your arms should move. Your forearms should not do anything except hold the bar.
  2. Move slowly and deliberately to avoid jerky movements during the exercise.

Variations

  1. Do not attempt the behind the head variation for this exercise, since it can lead to rotator cuff injuries.
  2. Vary your grip to see which version of this exercise is most effective for you.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

1 Review

  • AaronV
    over 3 years ago
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    Good stuff. Really gets the mid chest and back. sarratus muscles included.

Equipment Needed

Tips

  1. Your upper torso should remain stationary; only your arms should move. Your forearms should not do anything except hold the bar.
  2. Move slowly and deliberately to avoid jerky movements during the exercise.

Variations

  1. Do not attempt the behind the head variation for this exercise, since it can lead to rotator cuff injuries.
  2. Vary your grip to see which version of this exercise is most effective for you.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound