Wide Pulldown Machine

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Coach's Tips

You can target your entire back with a wide grip in this workout. This is a workout that especially focuses on the outer part of the back muscles!

How to Wide Pulldown Machine

Starting Position

1. Sit on the wide pulldown machine and secure your legs under the thigh pads.

2. Reach up with both hands and grasp the bar with an overhand grip, wider than shoulder-width apart.

3. Keep your back straight, shoulders down and chest out.

Proper Form

1. Slowly pull the bar down until it is just below your chin.

2. Hold for a brief moment and squeeze your shoulder blades together.

3. Slowly return the bar to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale deeply as you pull the bar down.

2. Exhale as you return the bar to the starting position.


1. Make sure you keep your back straight throughout the exercise.

2. Do not jerk the bar up and down.

3. Don't use momentum to lift the weight.

4. Do not lock your elbows at the bottom of the movement.

5. Keep your core tight and engaged throughout the exercise.

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