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V-Bar Pulldown

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Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Lats Other Muscles: Biceps, Middle Back, Shoulders Equipment: Cable Mechanics Type: Compound Level: Intermediate Sport: NoForce: Pull
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V-Bar Pulldown Guide

Main Muscle: Lats

  1. Sit down on a pull-down machine with a V-Bar attached to the top pulley.
  2. Adjust the knee pad of the machine to fit your height. These pads will prevent your body from being raised by the resistance attached to the bar.
  3. Grab the V-bar with the palms facing each other (a neutral grip). Stick your chest out and lean yourself back slightly (around 30-degrees) in order to better engage the lats. This will be your starting position.
  4. Using your lats, pull the bar down as you squeeze your shoulder blades. Continue until your chest nearly touches the V-bar. Exhale as you execute this motion. Tip: Keep the torso stationary throughout the movement.
  5. After a second hold on the contracted position, slowly bring the bar back to the starting position as you breathe in.
  6. Repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions.

Caution: Avoid the temptation to use a weight so big that you need to start swinging your torso in order to perform the exercise.

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Sep 17, 2013 10:41 AM: Really forces you to think about where you want this to hit your back. As long as you avoid swinging, this will turn your back into a turtle shell

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Aug 15, 2013 5:54 PM: n/c

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Oct 29, 2012 9:47 AM: One of the bests exercises for the lats.

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Jun 30, 2012 4:05 PM: best isolation exercise for the lats!

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Jun 19, 2012 7:24 AM: awesome exercise

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Jun 17, 2012 2:33 PM: Pretty damn good.

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Jun 17, 2012 1:45 PM: nc

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Jun 17, 2012 11:56 AM: Decent.

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Jun 17, 2012 11:49 AM: Decent.

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