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Wide Grip Lat Pull Down Exercise

Essential Exercise

Walk into any gym in the world, and there's a good chance you'll find a lat pulldown machine in there somewhere. The lat pulldown is a good back exercise for people who can't do chin ups. For the wide grip pulldown, the hands are spaced roughly one and one-half times shoulder-width apart.

Remember to always use a spotter when performing this and almost every other free weight exercise!

Repeat this movement for as many repetitions as you can until failure. Remember to always use a spotter when performing this and almost every other free weight exercise!

You can also do this standing straight and tall using a theraband. They are especially safe for beginners. Standing tall, hold the theraband at a resistant grip, with both hands, above your head. Slowly and steadily pull downward behind your head. Steadily return to starting position, repeat.

How to perform Wide Grip Lat Pull Down Exercise:

  1. Grab a pull down bar with a wide overhand grip.
  2. Pull the bar down to your chest, pause, then slowly return to the starting position.

Wide Grip Lat Pull Down Exercise

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