Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown

The wide-grip lat pulldown is an upper-body strength exercise and variation to the traditional pulldown that targets the back. The wide-grip position targets the outer lats, and reduces the resistance placed on the biceps and forearms.


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    Sit on a bench facing an adjustable cable machine with a lat pulldown bar positioned on a high setting. With your back straight, grab the bar with an overhand grip, your arms fully extended and your hands about twice shoulder-width apart.
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    Pull your shoulder blades down and back, bringing the bar to your chest. Pause, and then return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Sit tall with your chest up and shoulders back.
  • Pull the bar all the way to your chest.