Tracy and Mike about one of the best back exercises out there, the lat pulldown, which targets the latissimus dorsi and gives you that wide back that everyone is always looking for. Topics covered in this podcast include lat pulldown variations, techniques and workouts that include lat pulldown exercises.
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Exercise of the Week: V-Bar Lat Pulldown
Sit down on a pull-down machine with a V-Bar attached to the top pulley.
Adjust the knee pad of the machine to fit your height. These pads will prevent your body from being raised by the resistance attached to the bar.
Grab the V-bar with the palms facing each other (a neutral grip). Stick your chest out and lean yourself back slightly (around 30-degrees) in order to better engage the lats. This will be your starting position.
Using your lats, pull the bar down as you squeeze your shoulder blades. Continue until your chest nearly touches the V-bar. Exhale as you execute this motion. Tip: Keep the torso stationary throughout the movement.
After a second hold on the contracted position, slowly bring the bar back to the starting position as you breathe in.
Repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions.
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