How to Cable Straight Arm Pulldown
Cable Straight Arm Pulldown Benefits
- The straight-arm pulldown exercise is a variation of the classic lat-pulldown. Keeping the arms straight prevents the mid-back and biceps from taking over the movement, so you can focus on the lat muscles you’re trying to work more directly.
- Having a strong back helps to keep the spinal column in proper alignment and allows for completion of everyday tasks with reduced injury risk. In addition to helping strengthen the back, the exercise secondarily works the triceps and shoulders.
Muscles Worked in the Cable Straight Arm Pulldown
Target - Latissimus Dorsi
Synergists - Levator Scapulae
Synergists - Erector Spinae
Synergists - Infraspinatus
Synergists - Teres Minor
Synergists - Posterior Deltoid
Synergists - Trapezius
Synergists - Teres Major
Synergists - Rhomboids
Synergists - Triceps Brachii