How to do a Handle Band Straight-Arm Pulldown

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About Handle Band Straight-Arm Pulldown

Sets Logged
204,400
Popularity Rank
574th
Difficulty
Beginner
Back Strength
42 mSCORE 48th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

The Handle Band Straight-Arm Pulldown targets the lats and upper back, utilizing a resistance band with handles for a smooth, consistent pull. This exercise emphasizes lat engagement without bending the elbows, offering a unique variation that can improve posture and increase back strength.

  1. Wrap a resistance band around a pull up bar or high fixed object and stand upright with your feet shoulder width apart directly underneath the anchor point.
  2. Grab ahold of the handles in an overhand grip and extend arms directly in front of your shoulders.
  3. Pull the handles down to the sides of your hips keeping your arms straight and elbows slightly bent.
  4. Return the handles to the starting position.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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    3
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    8
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    1 Set Max
    9
    reps
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    reps
    11
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