MOST Magazine Fitness APR-MAY'15 ISSUE NO.1 - Page 155

PRO BODY CHEAT SHEET Lat Pulldowns Why? Lat pulldowns are the absolute best exercise to build a strong, sexy back. You can mix things up from time to time, but don’t ever neglect one of the ultimate body shapers. Execution 1. Take an overhand grip on the bar with hands 6 inches wider than shoulder width. 2. Pull the bar down to the upper chest squeezing your lats. 3. Return the bar to the start position overhead. Tips 1. Hand spacing matters. As your hands get wider the focus shifts to the outermost section of the lats under the arm pit. This portion of the muscle creates width across your back 2. Watch your range of motion. To maximize range of motion, stretch the lats at the top position and squeeze the lats at the bottom by pulling the elbows down and back as far as possible. 3. Spotters matter – Doing lat pulldowns with a partner can not only keep your form proper but can help you push through plateaus. www.MOST mag.com || FITNESS M A G A Z I N E || 155