The wide-grip lat pulldown is an upper-body strength exercise and variation to the traditional pulldown that targets the back. The wide-grip position targets the outer lats, and reduces the resistance placed on the biceps and forearms. Pull your shoulder blades down and back, bringing the bar to your chest.
Moreover, what muscles does wide grip lat pulldown work?
The lat pulldown also works surrounding muscles, including the teres major and minor, trapezius, rhomboids, infraspinatus and serratus posterior inferior.
- About the Latissimus Dorsi. The latissimus dorsi is usually recognized as the muscle that works with the shoulder.
- Proper Form.
- Alternative Exercises.
What muscles are used in a lat pulldown?
The lat pulldown is a compound exercise, meaning it works several joints at once -- and thus, several muscles. While the latissimus dorsi is the primary muscle worked, the biceps and muscles of the forearm act as helpers. Several of the muscles of the rotator cuff also assist as you pull the bar down.