Lat Pulldown

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Sitewide Performance

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  • Male
  • Female
  • 92.73 lb
    average weight
  • 220.00 lb
    best weight
  • 121
    times logged
  • #65
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Lat Pulldown Weight

  • 110.88 lb
    average weight
  • 220.00 lb
    best weight
  • 70
    times logged
  • #61
    popularity rank

Average Male Lat Pulldown Weight

  • 53.01 lb
    average weight
  • 110.23 lb
    best weight
  • 25
    times logged
  • #74
    popularity rank

Average Female Lat Pulldown Weight

How to do the Lat Pulldown:

Muscles Worked

Shoulders secondary Biceps secondary Forearms secondary Lats primary Muscles diagram

Details

The lat pulldown is a exercise machine exercise that primarily targets the lats and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, biceps, and forearms ...more

The lat pulldown is a exercise machine exercise that primarily targets the lats and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, biceps, and forearms.

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

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

Tips

  1. Keep your core tight.
  2. Control the weight as you let your arms back up. Allow your arms to go back to starting position after each rep to get a good stretch in your lats.
  3. Don't flare your elbows out when pulling the weight down.
  4. Do not rock your body back and forth in an attempt to pull the weight down. Use lighter weight if necessary.

Variations

  1. Move your hands to the outside of the bar to perform a wide-grip lat pulldown.
  2. Move your hands close to together to perform a close-grip lat pulldown.
  3. Perform a neutral-grip lat pulldown with a bar that has handles on the ends.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

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Tips

  1. Keep your core tight.
  2. Control the weight as you let your arms back up. Allow your arms to go back to starting position after each rep to get a good stretch in your lats.
  3. Don't flare your elbows out when pulling the weight down.
  4. Do not rock your body back and forth in an attempt to pull the weight down. Use lighter weight if necessary.

Variations

  1. Move your hands to the outside of the bar to perform a wide-grip lat pulldown.
  2. Move your hands close to together to perform a close-grip lat pulldown.
  3. Perform a neutral-grip lat pulldown with a bar that has handles on the ends.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound