#WorkoutWednesday Can we talk about the Lat Pulldown? I champion every person that attempts to strengthen their back and bis with this contraption and hope a few tips will eliminate any chance of injury. I see lots of people in the gym pulling the bar behind their head (which over extends your shoulders) or pulling the bar down to their lap (way too much pressure on our delicate wrists).
OK. Some direction. Start with light to moderate weight, which is a good reminder for any exercise when learning or fine-tuning your form. Stand tall, straddling the seat, and raise your arms in a Y position. Grab the bar and sit down.
Deep breath. As you exhale, pull your elbows down toward your lower back until the bar touches your breast bone. To do that, you have to lift your chest and lean back slightly. Control the weight as you raise the bar back overhead, staying seated. Repeat 12-15x. If you can do more reps, increase the weight. Go for 3 sets. Follow with the stretches we do on Back day.
Let me know how you feel.