Lever Front Pulldown

Lever Front Pulldown


This exercise involves pulling a lever attached to a weight stack down towards the front of the body while seated on a machine. It primarily targets the muscles of the back, including the latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, and trapezius.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Lever Front Pulldown Instructions

  1. Adjust the seat height so that your thighs are parallel to the ground and your feet are flat on the floor.
  2. Select the appropriate weight and attach the V-bar to the cable machine.
  3. Sit facing the machine with your knees under the pad and grasp the V-bar with an overhand grip.
  4. Lean back slightly and keep your chest up as you pull the V-bar down towards your chest.
  5. Pause briefly at the bottom of the movement and then slowly release the bar back to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Lever Front Pulldown Form & Visual

Lever Front Pulldown

Lever Front Pulldown Benefits

  • Targets the latissimus dorsi, which is the largest muscle in the back and helps with overall upper body strength and posture
  • Also works the biceps, forearms, and shoulders as secondary muscles
  • Can be done with different grip variations to target different areas of the back
  • Using a lever machine allows for a controlled and stable movement, reducing the risk of injury
  • Can be easily modified for different fitness levels by adjusting the weight or reps

Lever Front Pulldown Muscles Worked

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

Lever Front Pulldown Variations & Alternatives

  • Close-grip lever front pulldown
  • Wide-grip lever front pulldown
  • Reverse-grip lever front pulldown
  • Single-arm lever front pulldown
  • Behind-the-neck lever front pulldown