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Straight-Arm Lat Pulldown for huge back


The traction of the upper block with straight arms – is an isolated exercise that is best performed at the end of the workout. This exercise looks like a pullover lying down, only here there is a better back working due to a shorter amplitude. Big weight does not take, then there will simply not a technical performance, so it is performed at the end of the training session for finishing. Exercise can be performed in a crossover or in a simulator for pulling the block behind the head.

Straight-Arm Lat Pulldown


INITIAL POSITION Straight-Arm Lat Pulldown

To begin with, you need to choose for yourself a handle:

  • straight or V-shaped, with which you like to work. Handle must be kept on straight, slightly bent at the elbows, hands.
  • Now put the weight and move away from the simulator for a distance of 1 meter.
  • Although the distance you have to choose for yourself, try to move further or closer.
  • Choose a position and a handle where, in doing the exercise, feel your back better. The legs, bent at the knees, put the shoulders on one line.
  • Tilt the body forward by 20-30 degrees. The neck is in line with the body. In the lower back, mandatory deflection and fixation to the end of the exercise.



Having inhaled, smoothly lower the straight arms to the legs at the expense of the muscles of the back. At the lowest point near the legs, exhale and strain your back. Raise your hands to the chin. Then, you need to stretch the back muscles, for this, lean forward and stretch your shoulders.

ADVICE to Execute Straight-Arm Lat Pulldown


Do not perform the exercise by inertia, but do slowly down and smoothly up.
When lowering the handle to the feet, you need to slightly level the back.
Take a small weight for 10-12 reps. With a big weight, technical performance is lost, and other muscles start to work.

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