This is one of the classic body building exercises for building and sculpting the lats (back muscles)

Muscle group: Back


Sit at a cable pull down machine fitted with a wide bar.

Grasp the bar with a wide overhand grip.

With your abs drawn in and back straight pull the bar down to your upper chest.

Pause for a moment and then return the bar to the starting position.


Use slow controlled movements during this exercise. Do not swing your back.

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