Mike Foster Personal Training (@mikefosterpt)

2 weeks ago

πŸ’₯πŸ’₯ Bad Lat Pulldown Technique πŸ’₯πŸ’₯ I see almost every day poor technique used on the lat pull down. In the 1st video you can see the 2 main types of bad technique used on either side. 1st video shows far too much range of movement throughout. This can put excess strain on the rotator cuff while also disengaging the target muscles (the Latissimus Dorsi ) This technique will inevitably lead to greater risk of injury. The 2nd video shows how momentum is being used to perform the exercise. All this tells me is that the person doing it is using far too much weight for their ability. This could also lead to lower back injury due to the nature of hinging backwards at the hips 😳 In Video 3 you will see correct Lat Pull-down technique. The bar should be coming down to the collar bone level (at the most! ) Elbows should be directly below the hands, and a slight curve of the spine should be apparent. This movement is designed to imitate a Pull-up so when performing the key πŸ”‘ is to treat it like 1 πŸ‘