lat pulldown
Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Resistance Band Lat Pulldown

The lat pulldown is another exercise that can be completed using resistance bands and door anchors. You can also modify the setup like I have, wrapping the band around a pullup bar, or however else works best for you.

Latissimus dorsi (Lats)
Image courtesy of: kimberlyberg.net

To complete the exercise:

  • Stand with one foot about a foot in front of the other so your stance is staggered. Stand far enough forward that there’s tension in the band. This is the starting position.
  • Grab onto one end of the band with each hand and extend your arms toward the ceiling at a slight diagonal. Your torso should be upright and leaning slightly forward. Keep your core tight, back flat, and chest lifted.
  • Slowly pull your hands down and out to shoulder height. Hold for a moment.
  • Slowly extend your arms back out to the starting position. This is 1 rep.
  • Complete 12-15 reps for one full set. Work towards completing three sets.
  • Increase the difficulty of the exercise by using a band with more resistance.

Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.


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