Which muscle is targeted in the lat pull down?

Which muscle is targeted in the lat pull down?

latissimus dorsi
Overview. The lat pulldown is a compound exercise designed to target many muscles of the back, most notably the latissimus dorsi (Figure 1).

What is the secondary muscle being targeted in lat pull downs?

Muscles worked: Although they activate many of the same muscles—specifically the lats—these two upper-body exercises work slightly different secondary muscles. Lat pulldowns activate your trapezius muscles and biceps, while straight-arm pulldowns engage your core.

What is the antagonist muscle in a lat pulldown?

The antagonist or opposing muscle to the latissimus dorsi is the deltoids. Whilst the latissimus dorsi is contracting the deltoids are lengthening and relaxing.

When pulling down the bar during a lat pull where should it stop?

Wide-grip lat pull-down Pull the bar down to your upper chest, pause for a beat while squeezing your lats, then take the bar back up under control.

Where should I hold my lat pulldown?

Here is a quick checklist that outlines the proper technique for the lat pulldown: Grasp the handles slightly wider than shoulder-width with a closed, overhand grip. Keep your torso and spine in a neutral position with a slight backward lean (approximately 10-15o backward should do the trick).

Should I lean back during 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.

Is lat pulldown better than row?

In the lat pulldown, your lats likely get a slightly better training effect than in rows because of how the lats’ origins and insertions are positioned. Vertical pulling allows your lats a greater range of motion and is more in line with the muscles’ attachment points. Your lats, and other back muscles.

What can I do instead of lat pulldown?

Lat Pulldown Alternatives: 12 Of The Best Alternate Exercises

  • Lat Pulldown w/ Resistance Band.
  • Bentover Pulldown.
  • Pull-Ups.
  • Chin up.
  • Bent Over Barbell Rows.
  • ISO Lateral High Row (Weight Loaded)
  • Kneeling Cable Crossover Lat Pulldown.
  • Swimmers or Straight-Arm Pulldown.