How to do a Loop Band Straight-Arm Pull Down

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About Loop Band Straight-Arm Pull Down

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Instructions: How To

This exercise targets the latissimus dorsi, engaging the core and arms in a standing position. Using a loop band to simulate the pull-down motion, it offers a portable alternative to machine workouts, enhancing back strength and muscle definition. The straight-arm variation focuses on lat engagement, promoting better posture and upper body strength.

  1. Anchor a loop band to something stable above head height.
  2. Grip the hanging end of the loop band with both hands.
  3. Keep space between your hands and turn your palms to face each other.
  4. Adjust the tension on the band by moving closer or farther from the anchor point.
  5. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and bend your knees.
  6. Hinge your hips back and extend your arms out—there should be tension in the band.
  7. Engage your core, keep your back straight, and push your chest forward.
  8. Pull your extended arms back to your body in an arc, keeping your arms straight through the movement.
  9. Hold this position for a moment before starting another rep.