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How to Perform the Reverse Grip Lat Pulldown Begin by approaching the lat pulldown machine and selecting the appropriate working weight. If this is your first time performing the exercise then pick a conservative weight that you can safely lift for 8 to 12 repetitions. During a workout, the reverse grip pulldown muscles worked include the back muscles such as the latissimus dorsi also known as lats.

This large muscle helps to rotate your arms as well as the scapula internally. Moreover, your shoulder muscles have to be stable to assist in the execution of the reverse grip pulldown. Reverse Grip Lat Pulldown Tips. Make sure that you squeeze your back muscles and keep your elbows close to the body once you achieve maximum contraction.

Keep the upper torso stationary while bringing the bar towards your body, only allowing your arms to move. Use the forearms only for holding the bar throughout the movement. Grab a straight-bar attachment with an underhand grip, palms facing toward you, and your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.

Your arms should be fully extended upward. This is your starting position. Slowly pull your elbows down and back while squeezing the shoulder blades together. Reverse Grip Lat Pull Down (Underhand) Overview The reverse grip lat pull down is a variation of the lat pull down and an exercise used to build the muscles of the back.

While the exercise will primarily target the lats, you will also notice a fair amount of bicep and middle back activation. Reverse-grip lat pull-downs also offer the ability to work your shoulder muscles, the deltoids and rotator cuff. The rounded muscles that cover the area, the deltoids, attach to the scapul.

Step 1 Grab a straight-bar attachment with an underhand grip, palms facing towards you, and your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Your arms should be fully extended upward. This is.

Like the Sasquatch, Hardly Anyone’s Ever Seen One. Most trainers will tell you to do a lat pulldown with a wide grip. At some point in their trainer gestation, they must have gotten out some crayons and construction paper, drawn a stick man, and figured that since the lats form a V, so must the arms when doing a pulldown. #19/1000 Tirage vertical poulie haute prise serrée / Close grip lat pulldown Duration: 0:33. Fitness Mag 368 views.

Muscles Targeted: The reverse grip pulldown exercise targets the back muscles which include the latissimus dorsi (broadest muscle of the back) or more commonly known as the “lats”.The exercise specifically targets this muscle group as it internally rotates the arms together with the scapula. To help improve the execution of reverse grip pulldowns, the body also requires the help and.

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VARIATION #1 VARIATION #2 Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown Underhand-Grip Lat Pulldown Use an overhand grip that’s about 11/2 times shoulder width.

“The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular YOU!” by Adam Campbell
from The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular YOU!
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The precise way that the pulldown movement affects the lats is determined by the angle you are working at, how wide apart your arms are, and whether you are pulling down in front or to the rear.

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Or use an underhand grip (reverse-grip lat pulldown) and hold near the center of the bar for a pulldown that feels similar to a chin-up.

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Lateral Pull­Down (Back, Lats,and Arms) Iusethis moveevery so often totrain myself in proper technique.

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The pull-up and lat pulldown exercises using a pronated grip are excellent for targeting the lats (82, 154).

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For the first back routine in the off-season program, I start with close-grip pulldowns for the lower lats then follow with chins to the front for the width of the lats.

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For one set you may do a conventional chin-up (palms facing away), and then for the next set you may do a pull-up grip with palms facing toward you.

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Briefly, the spotter should stand behind the bench press and use an alternated grip (i.e., one hand using a supinated grip and the other hand using a pronated grip) when lifting the bar out of the racked position on the bench and when helping rerack the barbell.

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(glutes, hamstrings, quads, lower back, upper back, trapezius) Stand the same way you did to begin the clean and press, only this time, use a snatch grip (at least twice shoulder width).

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Lat Pulldown: This can be done by using a flex band—the types available are soft, medium, hard and very hard.

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  • What should I do if my gym doesn’t have this machine. They have on similar to it, but it doesn’t use cables. More like belts that stick and slap, so its not smooth.

    Are there alternatives?

  • You can still direct the tension to ur lats while pulling wide!! U bring the bar to bottom chest don’t lean back a lot and don’t flare elbows out to much!! That’s how I have always done it

    And you can do it the way u done it elbows flared out more and leans back more and stop the bar to ur chin and hit ur upper back more

  • doing this exercise as we speak. idk about this, my triceps give in and I don’t really feel it good anywhere in my back. maybe I’m doing something wrong.

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  • Hey Scott, big fan of your channel. I have a question that does not necessarily relate to this video directly but I have read a lot of conflicting information regarding rest periods and would like some advice. My program is currently focused on muscle building hypertrophy training and I am unsure how long to rest between sets and exercises. I understand that compound movements need a greater rest period than isolated movements but I feel like every article/video I read/watch says something different about rest period duration. Currently, I rest for about 45 seconds between isolated movements (i.e isolated DB bicep curls etc.) and about 1:45 between compound movements (i.e. deadlifts, pull-ups etc.). I know there is variability for each person but does that sound reasonable to you? Also, should I maintain similar rest periods between exercises as well or perhaps take a longer break?

  • I have back days following a chest day. I want to do this on back day, but I tried it today and it seems like it hits the chest as well? My chest weren’t that sore but I def felt it. I don’t want to hit the chest on two consecutive days. So I prob shouldn’t try this as much as I like this workout. Unless it’s all in my head and it doesn’t even get to chest? I swear I felt it on the upper chest. I really need good upper chest workout

  • Hey Scott could you help me out? Whenever I do bicep workouts, the next day I don’t feel sore in my biceps. Instead, I feel sore in the small muscle next to my inner elbow. I believe it’s called the supinator m. Thanks

  • Awesome tips Scott!! Sorry I haven’t been liking and commenting the past few weeks, was on a mission trip to Uganda!! But back now and ready to go!!! Congrats on 1m too!!!

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  • this is my fav variation, I personally try to refrain from exercises that work the chest. Supinated close grip works biceps, traps, lats and rear delts. Good vid. Thank you!:)

  • Scott, what tip can you give (that’s also relevant for pullups), for people who have some hard time gripping the bar throughout the sets? I mean it’s becoming harder to maintain the grip itself (the tension/burn in the hands themselves) rather than doing the exercise.

  • I tried it myself awhile ago, the stretch on the upperpart.
    At the gym they asked me what kind of bs this was.
    Great to see confermed in this vid what i figured out myself.

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  • nice, kind of like paused reps but with a stretch. i notice you like to do underhand grip pull downs and chin ups. what do you think about neutral grip pull downs and pull ups?

  • Hi Scott, I was wondering if you could help on chest day, for some reason I just don’t feel the pump in my chest but do in my tris any tips would be helpful

  • Never thought to try lat pull downs this way, Scott. Going to give it a try next time i do back, next week. Nice one. Keep up the great videos.

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  • This vid answered my throbbing question: Some people in the gym pull it down all the way below their chest into the abdomen. Is that correct? I think it’s wrong! I pull it down only till my chest!

  • I heard some where that this exercise targets your lower lats, but doing it I felt it mainly at the armpits and trapezius region.  Any thoughts?

  • I usually do this with wide grib. Then I do T-Bar row… Is this better for my lats then wide grib? I do pause 1 sec and all that.

  • I definitely agree with the more nutritional information. People may learn how to do all of these exercises but they will mean nothing if they are not eating properly. Also, I am particularly interested in any specific recipes you have for healthy meals that you eat on a regular basis. I have a feeling however, that you eat like I do and it is the same old boring food all the time with no flavor and is a chore to eat. I would like to hear that I am wrong though. Great videos nonetheless!

  • Just a possible suggestion: but with these kinds of videos is it possible for you to also include you getting onto the machine and getting into position as well? And perhaps adjustment points to get the machine to fit to your body?

    I know there’s already a video on this but it doesn’t cover all machines

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  • The rev grip pulldowns, along with one arm pulldowns, if done properly, are enough to obliterate the Lats segment of a back workout.

  • Which way should i be doing it to create Lat thickness as opposed to Lat width.?I have naturally rather wide Lats and because of my actual shoulder width my Lats almost seem to cut off circulation in my arms. Because of this i dont really want to make the problem worse. But, i need to add Lat and back thickness.

  • Seems like making the mind/muscle connection prior to the active movement would apply to a lot of other movements (i.e. bench press) as well.

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  • You’ve got inhale as you pull down and exhale as you pull down, exhale as you release and inhale as you release at different parts of the video.

  • Won’t this put an extreme amount of stress on your shoulders?? If you have any type of impingement to labrum issue this “lean” could really hurt you imo.

  • For me that is WAY too much biceps involvement. After 35 years of training I find the worst thing you can do is work your back with a curl grip. No doubt for me the biceps are too involved. I go for a neutral or hand forward grip.

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  • nice video Scott I loved it but there is one thing that that exercise always gets me is my forearms. can you do some specific Forearm exercises if you do not have one already. and you know what I think is funny just last week I turned on notification for your channel.

  • Everytime I do this, my forearms get fatigued faster, even though I am using my hand as a hook and trying to concentrate on my back

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  • i am not able to use a pullup bar atm in my apartment. would the reverse lat pulldown and reg pulldown help compensate for pulldown and chinup? seems like exact movement although I would be laying on a bench. been trying to think about something for a while. Thanks for the videos very helpful!

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