Straight Arm Pulldowns

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  • Keep your feet planted the entire time

Straight Arm Pulldowns

This exercise targets your back and provides a low cardio benefit. It also works your shoulders.

Muscle Group

Latissimus Dorsi (Lats), Deltoids (Shoulders)


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Lat Pulldown Machine

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Latissimus Dorsi (Lats), Deltoids (Shoulders)

Equipment: Lat Pulldown Machine

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Back

Starting Position: Stand about a foot away from a lat pulldown machine, facing it. Grab the bar with an overhand grip, hands shoulder width apart. Your arms should be fully extended.

  1. 1 Keeping a slight bend in your elbows,
    exhale and slowly lower your arms, bringing the bar down to your hips.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly raise your arms back up to starting postion.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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