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August 1, 2021

Lat Exercise: Close Grip Pulldowns

Close Grip Pulldowns Lat Back ExercisePrimary Muscle


Secondary Muscles

Biceps, Rhomboids

Equipment Needed

Lat pulldown machine and close grip attachment

Mechanics Type


Proper Exercise Technique

Use close-grip attachment with palms facing each other. ALWAYS start each rep fully extended at top. Use hands as "hooks" and focus on pulling elbows down rather than pulling the body up. Squeeze shoulder blades together at bottom (imagine squeezing a pencil between them).

Start Position - Close Grip Lat Pulldown Exercise

Close Grip Lat Pulldown

Start Position - Close Grip Lat Pulldown Exercise

Close Grip Pulldown

Close Grip Lat Pulldown Exercise Video


Close Grip Lat Pulldown Back Exercise Video Example


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