Which attachment is best for lat pulldowns?

Lat Pulldown Attachments The wide grip lat pulldown more width to your back, specifically the outer lats. This wide grip also reduces bicep forearms use, making your lats work even harder. An underhand grip allows you to pull the weight down further than you would with an overhand grip.

What muscles to lat pulldowns work?

The lat pulldown works the latissimus dorsi, the largest muscle in the back, as well as your biceps, rear delts, rhomboids and traps. This movement gives you the opportunity to train many muscles at the same time, and develop overall strength in your back and upper body.

Is it OK to lean back on lat pulldown?

Don’t Lean Too Far Back But that’s because you start to involve the muscles of the inner back. Such as the spinal erectors and lower trapezius. Basically, you turn it into a row. In doing so, you also take the load off the lats, which defeats the purpose of the exercise.

What is a neutral grip lat pulldown?

Neutral grip refers to how the bar/handle is being gripped (pronated/supinated/neutral etc.), wide grip refers to where the person is gripping on the bar. You can have a wide neutral grip pulldown by using a lat pulldown bar that has neutral grips on the end.

How do you do close grip pulldowns?

Start with your arms straight and torso either vertical or leaning back slightly. Pull the handle to your chest, while pushing your chest out to meet it. Don’t lean back any farther. Pause, feel the squeeze in your arms and back, slowly return to the starting position, and repeat.

Does grip matter on lat pulldown?

No matter which grip width a pronated hand position will create more muscle activity in the lats than a supinated grip will. According to this study, the grip orientation had no marked influence on either the middle trapezius or the biceps brachii.

Should you arch your back during lat pulldowns?

A few tips on performing lat pulldowns: Pull the bar (or handles) down between your chin and chest. Do not allow your shoulders to roll forward. Do not allow your low back to arch excessively. Use different grips to change the muscular stimulus and avoid repetitive overuse injuries.

Do lat pulldowns build mass?

This makes the lat pulldown an excellent exercise to build muscular strength and size, though it does play a secondary role to the pull-up for specificity and the muscle-patterns you need to strengthen.