The Lat Pulldown

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    Dec 08, 2009 1:40 PM GMT
    Most gyms have a lat machine with one hook to attach the typical bar. If your gym has a lat machine with two hooks (so that you can attache hand grips on each side), even better.

    Then try grasping each handle with the opposite hand (the cables will be crossed like an "X" in front of you) The result is your lats not only working up and down, but out and wide on the pull and rise motion. This helps create not only a wide back, but a thick strong one......especially helpful when playing sports and having sex.icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 08, 2009 4:44 PM GMT
    At least you've figured it out, even if it took a little a while icon_wink.gif

    Don't forget close-grip pull-downs, low pulley rows, one-handed dumbbell rows, and a myriad of other back exercises.
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    Dec 08, 2009 5:00 PM GMT
    Yeah. :-)

    A proper pullup has a hanging component of about 2 seconds at the bottom.

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    Dec 08, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    A popular mistake I see is people pulling BACK instead of DOWN! I was guilty of this for the first 16 YEARS of working out. I didn't really believe it when someone corrected me,but was amazed at the results after I corrected the form.
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    Dec 08, 2009 7:06 PM GMT
    jingold04 saidA popular mistake I see is people pulling BACK instead of DOWN! I was guilty of this for the first 16 YEARS of working out. I didn't really believe it when someone corrected me,but was amazed at the results after I corrected the form.


    Yes. And the feeling of pulling straight down should be felt from your grip, through the top of your shoulders, into your lats and down to the bottom of your lats.

    And yes, CS, 2 seconds for the hanging seems right.
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    Dec 08, 2009 8:04 PM GMT
    Lat pulldowns are fine and dandy, but pull-ups are the real money maker. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Dec 09, 2009 12:12 AM GMT
    xrichx saidLat pulldowns are fine and dandy, but pull-ups are the real money maker. icon_biggrin.gif

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    This.