Should the Bar Touch Your Chest on Lat Pulldowns? (4 Things You Should Know)

Should the Bar Touch Your Chest on Lat Pulldowns

The question, “Should the Bar Make Contact With Your Chest During Lat Pulldowns?” is one that never leaves you with complete certainty. In fact, you could ask 3 different people the same question, and receive 3 completely different answers, as to where the bar should end up. With that being said, more often than not … Read more

Why Do I Feel Lat Pulldowns in My Triceps? (Issue Resolved)

Why Do I Feel Lat Pulldowns in My Triceps?

If you feel lat pulldowns in your triceps this is typically caused by having too much weight on the bar, and not maintaining proper form. In order to pull the heavier weight down you may no longer be using your lats, but a wide variety of other muscles, including the triceps. You’re Using Too Much … Read more

Forearm Fatigue During Lat Pulldowns? Here’s Why & How to Fix it!

A Man Performing Lat Pulldowns

If you’re feeling lat pulldowns in your forearms this typically comes down to an incorrect setup, poor technique, or using too much weight. Ensure that you retract your shoulder blades, use a “thumb over” grip, lead the movement with your elbows not your hands, don’t allow your elbows to flare out to the sides, and … Read more

Level Up Your Pull Ups: Can Lat Pulldowns Boost Your Results?

An Athletic Man Performing Lat Pulldwns in the Gym

Lat pulldowns, much like pull ups, will certainly train the lats, biceps, rear deltoids, rhomboids, and traps. However, there also happens to be a huge amount of core activation during pull ups, which is significantly reduced during lat pulldowns. A better alternative would be to do kneeling lat pulldowns (as opposed to seated), which activates … Read more

Why Do I Feel Lat Pulldowns in My Chest? (Solved!)

Why Do I Feel Lat Pulldowns in My Chest

It sounds funny to even be talking about feeling lat pulldowns in your chest. However, if you’ve experienced this, you know it’s no laughing matter. Granted, lat pulldowns are a lat exercise, so if you’re going to feel them anywhere it should be the lats. That being said, there are of course many stabiliser muscles … Read more