Cable Wide Grip Lat Pulldown

Cable Wide Grip Lat Pulldown


This exercise is a lat pulldown using a cable machine with a wide grip attachment. It targets the latissimus dorsi muscles in the back and helps to improve upper body strength and posture.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Wide Grip Lat Pulldown Instructions

  1. Adjust the cable machine to the appropriate weight and attach a wide grip bar to the pulley.
  2. Stand facing the machine and grab the bar with both hands, palms facing away from you and hands wider than shoulder-width apart.
  3. Sit down on the bench and adjust the knee pad so that it fits snugly against your thighs.
  4. Lean back slightly and extend your arms fully, keeping your elbows slightly bent.
  5. Inhale and pull the bar down towards your chest, keeping your elbows close to your body and squeezing your shoulder blades together.
  6. Exhale and slowly release the bar back to the starting position, keeping your arms extended.
  7. Repeat for desired number of repetitions.

Cable Wide Grip Lat Pulldown Form & Visual

Cable Wide Grip Lat Pulldown

Cable Wide Grip Lat Pulldown Benefits

  • Stretches the entire front of the body, including the chest, abdomen, and quadriceps
  • Improves posture and spinal flexibility
  • Strengthens the back muscles and glutes
  • Stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck
  • Can help relieve stress and anxiety
  • Improves digestion and can help alleviate constipation

Cable Wide Grip Lat Pulldown Muscles Worked

  • Latissimus dorsi
  • Trapezius
  • Rhomboids
  • Biceps brachii
  • Forearm muscles

Cable Wide Grip Lat Pulldown Variations & Alternatives

  • cable-narrow-grip-lat-pulldown
  • cable-reverse-grip-lat-pulldown
  • cable-neutral-grip-lat-pulldown
  • machine-wide-grip-lat-pulldown
  • machine-narrow-grip-lat-pulldown
  • machine-reverse-grip-lat-pulldown
  • machine-neutral-grip-lat-pulldown
  • chin-ups
  • pull-ups