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Unread 07-14-2009, 11:17 AM
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Unread 07-14-2009, 12:05 PM
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Hi Lyle,

Thanks for this article. I have also done lat pull downs standing up, with a very wide grip, and then pulling down to about chest level. Not sure if this is another way of describing the shrugdown that you were refering to in the article.

Two questions: (1) what are your thoughts on this variant and is this more a mid back exercise? Also (2) technique-Typically I just pull straight down in a straight line. However, I has seen people also do this in a curved path going away from the body and then coming in. I always assumed this was incorrect given that they are going to waist level instead of chest level.
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No clue what you're describing.
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I set my "pulling" goal as one armed chinups. What grip/style would be the best way to working up to there? When I see people doing one armed chins, they usually use a hammer grip, so should I also do my bilateral stuff with a hammer grip?
Or does it simply not matter cause I'm about 50 kg from my goal …

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Not sure how to post an image here. But basically here is a link with some guy doing a standing lat pull down that i am refering to. Thrid set of images down from top.

http://www.d3multisport.com/articles/weights2003.html
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Yeah, different movement. Good to isolate the lats but I'd call it a cable pullover since it mimicks what you'd do on a pullover machine.

Not shrugdowns at all.
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okay..but what about techique? What is the correct ROM (starting and ending point) and bar path- straight down versus a curved (away from body and then inwards)
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It will have to make a curve. Ideally you'd go from the top of the head to waist level but this is usually limited by the cable stack.
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thanks.
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You have a wrong picture next to the "hunching over" pic. There's the pulldown start picture instead of the pulldown finish.

And also, about the medium overgrip pulldown,

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As well, the biceps have a poorer line of pull and most lifters will be able to use as much weight in this variant as with the undergrip pulldown
Is that what you meant to say?


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