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Straight Arm Pulldown

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Straight Arm PulldownThe straight arm pulldown works on the lats. The pectorals, posterior deltoids and rhomboids assist in this exercise.

– Stand erect facing the weight stack at a lat-pulldown station with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees unlocked.
– Grasp a long lat bar or straight bar with an overhand grip.
– Your hands should be shoulder-width apart, with your arms nearly straight.
– Start with the bar at shoulder level, with your arms extended and just above parallel to the floor.
– Keeping your arms straight, pull the bar down towards your thighs in a wide, sweeping arc, focusing on using your lats as you pull.
– Exhale towards the bottom of the move, squeezing your lats hard once the bar reaches your thighs.
– Return to the start position in a smooth, controlled motion, stopping when your arms are again parallel to the floor.


Author: veefitness

A qualified REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer who is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Also a qualified Level 1 football and cricket coach.

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