The correct way to do a lat pull down
The correct form for the lat pulldown is as follows:
-Adjust the knee pad and sit down so the pad rests snuggly on top of your thigh (sit directly under the cable pulley)
-reach up and grab a natural overhand grip on the bar, just wider than shoulder width apart and ensure that both hands are at equal distance from the center of the bar. ensure that elbows are not locked out at the top.
-with arms above head lean back only slightely so that sternum is underneath the bar. (there is no need to lean back anymore throughout this movement)
-while maintianing a netral spine alignment, pull bar down towards sternum keeping forarms verticle. Tuck elbows into side at bottom of the movement. (all movement should come from your arms and not at all from your lower back)
-pause briefly at the bottom before returning to start position. ensure you dont lock out your elbows at the top.
-repeat for the required number of repetitions
Using the this correct form should ensure you a safer and more effective back workout.
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