Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown

Exercise Machine / Beginner

3 ratings

Equipment Needed

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  • 109.33 lb
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  • 231.49 lb
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Average Sitewide Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown Weight

  • 116.11 lb
    average weight
  • 231.49 lb
    best weight
  • 155
    times logged
  • #10
    popularity rank

Average Male Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown Weight

  • 78.88 lb
    average weight
  • 121.25 lb
    best weight
  • 29
    times logged
  • #38
    popularity rank

Average Female Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown Weight

How to do the Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown:

Muscles Worked

Shoulders secondary Biceps secondary Middle back secondary Lats primary Muscles diagram

Details

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

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

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

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

Tips

  1. Squeeze your shoulder blades to contract your back muscles.
  2. Keep your body stationary throughout the exercise.
  3. Do not use your forearms to lower or raise the bar.

Variations

  1. This exercise can be performed with a regular grip.
  2. This exercise can be performed with a close grip.
  3. This exercise can be done behind the head but is not recommended due to risk of injury to the rotator cuff.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

3 Reviews

  • AaronV
    over 4 years ago
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    Great for the exercise after pullups.

  • JoelJonathan
    over 4 years ago
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    This is one of the most fun lat exercises for me to do personally. I also like to vary the grip width to target different parts of my back. One little tip that helps me to really target my lats rather than my biceps is to concentrate on having the lats initiate the movement, keeping my shoulders "tucked down and back", and really pinching my lats together at the bottom of the movement for a 1 second pause. Otherwise, it's easy to let your biceps take over a lot of the work load.

  • Agutman
    over 4 years ago
    #

    This is probably my 3rd favorite exercise for building wider, thicker lats... just remember to let your lats do the work by retracting them at the end of the movement.

Equipment Needed

Tips

  1. Squeeze your shoulder blades to contract your back muscles.
  2. Keep your body stationary throughout the exercise.
  3. Do not use your forearms to lower or raise the bar.

Variations

  1. This exercise can be performed with a regular grip.
  2. This exercise can be performed with a close grip.
  3. This exercise can be done behind the head but is not recommended due to risk of injury to the rotator cuff.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound