Tip: Hit Lats Harder with the Unilateral Lat Pulldown

If your lats are lagging, you may not be activating them with your regular back training. Try this to really feel them.

Some lifters have trouble hitting their backs, even with back exercises. Often, the biceps take over. The unilateral lat pulldown allows you to really focus on the back one side at a time.

  1. Do not fully extend the arm at the top of the movement.
  2. Squeeze and hold the contracted, bottom position.
  3. Several grips can be used:
  • Supinated (palm faming you)
  • Pronated (palms facing away)
  • Neutral (hammer grip)
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