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Lat Pulldown

through 5 votes
muscles:Latissimus DorsiMuscle
synergists:TricepsMuscle, Hand FlexorsMuscle, Hand ExtensorsMuscle, TrapeziusMuscle, DeltoidsMuscle
required:Seat, Towel or Resistance Band
fitness level:Easy
exercise type:Strength - isometric
Variations available (3)
Starting PositionExecution
Starting Position (Alternative)Execution

General And Specifics

Starting Position

  • put a chair with its back against a door edge
  • grasp one end of a bigger towel with each hand
  • sit down on the chair and throw the towel above the door edge without letting the towel go
  • move the elbow outwards as much as possible
  • the upper body is upright

Correct Execution

  • pull both ends of the towel
  • your butt can lift off the seat a bit
  • the hands are in ear-height then
  • the entire tension is on the lats now
  • hold this position for about 15-20 seconds
  • afterwards, pause shortly and repeat

tip for the workout

  • leave out the chair, then you can also train the glutes and thighs as in the Wall Sit

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