This exercise provided courtesy of Billy Polson, founder and co-owner of DIAKADI Body training gym, voted best personal training gym in San Francisco by CitySearch in 2006.
Squat meets pulldown for back and leg strength.
Use a dual-arm cable system with single handles set at the high position. Stand facing the machine.
- Drop into a low squat-hold, with thighs parallel to the floor. Hold this position.
- Still in your squat, perform wide-grip pulldowns, pulling through your pinkies, and opening your chest as you pull down.
- Note: If you do not have access to a dual-arm cable system, you can also do this exercise squatting on the floor behind the seat of a seated lat pulldown machine and using a single wide grip bar.