Straight Arm Lat Pulldown (Cable)
strength / isolation
Get Started With Straight Arm Lat Pulldown (Cable)
Stand facing a cable machine with a straight bar attachment, and adjust the cable height to be at about chest level.
Grasp the bar with a pronated grip (palms facing down), with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
Stand up straight and lean back slightly, keeping your chest out and shoulders back.
Keep your core engaged and your upper body still, and pull the bar down towards your hips.
Keep your arms straight, and focus on using your latissimus dorsi muscles to move the weight.
Slowly release the bar back to the starting position, and repeat for desired reps.