The wide-grip lat pulldown is an upper-body strength exercise and variation to the traditional pulldown that targets the
back. The wide-grip position targets the outer lats, and reduces the resistance placed on the biceps and forearms. Usage of this exercise is great for improving strength of your shoulder blades fixators. Through this you improve your posture and health of your shoulders and neck.
- Reach up and grab the bar with each hand. Your thumbs should be
pointing toward each other, and your grip should be wider than your
- When positioned correctly, your arms and torso should form a ‘Y.’ To
be more specific, each arm should be 30 to 45 degrees from your
body, but no more than a 45-degree angle.
- Look straight ahead and pull your body upwards towards the bar.
- Pause, then lower yourself back down to the original position.