Lat Pulldowns

Feb 09, 2011
This movement is similar to a chin-up. While many believe that chin-ups are superior compared to the lat pull down, they have one major restriction. The user has to be able to lift their bodyweight. Many people are not strong enough to effectively work their backs with chin-ups, so the lat pull down is a great alternative.

Make sure that you do not lean your head forward and jerk the weight down. This movement should primarily be executed in front of the head. Only in certain instances should you perform behind the neck lat pulldowns but you must understand how to perform the technique and also know to use lighter weight. The technique for behind the neck is better demonstrated in the Behind the Neck lat Pull-down video by Jim Stoppani which is located in the video section of the workout trainer website.

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