Pulldowns for lats

Discussion in 'General Training' started by Sci, May 19, 2013.

  1. RRLL

    RRLL New Member

  2. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member

  3. Both articles are great. "Pulling through the head" sounds at first painful in a humorous sort of way, but it makes sense. The lat pull down machine we have has two separate arms and handles so you don't have to worry about the bar hitting you in the head as you would with a traditional pull-down cable machine.

    During 5's, I am going to be adding sets of lat pull downs for "metabolic" work; still using chins as my primary lat exercise.
  4. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member

    Today I tried the original Hammer Strength plate-loaded Pulldown machine. It allows you to do a wide grip pronated Pulldown "through the head" as the article above describes.

    It was by far the best exercise for latissimus dorsi activation I have done yet! Felt similar to pronated pull-ups.

    Here is a link to the machine:

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