Standing lat pull-down

The standing lat pull-down is a variation of the lat pull-down performed standing next to a cable stack rather than sitting on a bench or machine. It has all of the same benefits of a lat pull-down performed on a bench or machine, in addition to providing further activation to the core and lower body. If you are too tall to perform this movement, a kneeling lat pull-down provides all of the same benefits.


  1. Strengthens the muscles of the lats (latissimus dorsi), upper back, and biceps
  2. Activates and strengthens the glutes and core more than standard lat pull-downs
  3. Co-contracting the glutes and core can help further activate the lat muscles.
  4. Cable provides constant tension throughout movement and multiple choices of handles
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Standing lat pull-down Instructions

Standing lat pull-down muscle diagram