How to do a V-Bar Pulldown

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About V-Bar Pulldown

Sets Logged
1,136,714
Popularity Rank
136th
Difficulty
Intermediate
Back Strength
90 mSCORE 15th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

The V-Bar Pulldown is a compound exercise targeting the upper back, specifically the latissimus dorsi, with added emphasis on the middle back and biceps. Using a V-Bar allows for a neutral grip, which can reduce shoulder strain and increase the focus on the lats over the standard bar pulldown. This variation is particularly beneficial for those looking to enhance grip strength and provide a more comfortable wrist position, potentially allowing for heavier lifts and increased muscle engagement.

  1. Attach a V-bar to the pull-down pulley and grip it so your palms are facing in.
  2. Sit upright on the seat positioning your knees underneath the adjustable pad.
  3. Brace your core to maintain a neutral spine.
  4. With your arms extended overhead, flex your elbows to your the backside of your ribcage leaning back slightly.
  5. Extend your arms back to the starting position.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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  • beginner
    8
    reps
    40
    lbs
    1 Rep Max
    50
    lbs
  • intermediate
    8
    reps
    50
    lbs
    65
    lbs
  • advanced
    8
    reps
    55
    lbs
    70
    lbs

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