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lateral pull-down


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An exercise performed at the pull-down station of a weight-training machine. It strengthens the shoulder muscles and the biceps (figure 36).

▪ Sit or kneel on the floor. With your arms extended and your hands more than shoulder width apart, use a pronated grip (palms facing forward) to grasp the pull-down bar. Pull the bar down behind you to the base of your neck. Return to the starting position and repeat.

▪ Sit or kneel on the floor. With your arms extended and your hands more than shoulder width apart, use a pronated grip (palms facing forward) to grasp the pull-down bar. Pull the bar down behind you to the base of your neck. Return to the starting position and repeat.

Figure 36 Lateral pull-down

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