Lats Exercises

Latissimus dorsi is a “Lat”. It is the largest muscle in the back. It starts from the lower back and goes all the way up connects with the upper arm. Ready to get going? Let’s do 6 best lats exercises.

How it looks like Latissimus dorsi Anatomy:

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It is on both side of the body, That is why we called “The lats.”

See The Following Related Lats Exercises:

1. Wide Grip Lat Pull Down

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Sit on the bench and use the Lat pulldown machine to perform these exercises. This exercise is very basic and effective for lats muscles. It also impacts on biceps and rear posterior deltoid as well as middle and lowers back muscles. Hold the bar with a wide grip and take the position. keep the body still and chest should be up. Then, Pull the bar towards your chest and squeeze the back muscles group and lats. Hold the position for a second and return to starting position. This is one of the best lats exercises.

Exercise Mode: Strength
Main: Lats
Others: Biceps, Middle Back and Shoulders
Equipment: Cable
Type: Compound

2. Reverse Lat Pull Down

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This exercise has the same equipment to perform it. But there is only one difference in this exercise. It needs to be executed with close and reverse grip. Rest is all same.

Exercise Mode: Strength
Main: Lats
Others: Biceps, Middle Back and Shoulders
Equipment: Cable
Type: Compound

3. V-Bar Pull Down

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This exercise needs a V type Bar or handle to pull down the weight. Take position on bench and grip the V bar and Pull down the weight and slightly bend your upper back backward while performing.

Exercise Mode: Strength
Main: Lats
Others: Biceps, Middle Back and Shoulders
Equipment: Cable
Type: Compound

4. Close Grip Lat Pull Down

This is again Pull down exercise but with close grip on wide grip bar. sit on the bench and hold the bar close with shoulder width stance and pull down the weight. while execution of this exercise, keep body straight and chest up.

Exercise Mode: Strength
Main: Lats
Other: Biceps, Middle Back and Shoulders
Equipment: Cable
Type: Compound

5. Straight Arm Pull Down

In this exercise, we need a rope and to stand for execution. Hold the both ends of rope and keep body straight with face up and chest should be up. Lock your elbows and Pull down the weight with arms straight and squeeze your lats. hole the position for a few seconds. reverse your arms straight without a bend.

Exercise Mode: Strength
Main: Lats
Other: N/A
Equipment: Cable
Type: Isolation

6. Pull-ups

This exercise is completely a body weight exercise. It shows the strength and power in your arms. Because, your arms pull up your whole body weight. Hold the bar wide and cross your legs off the ground. This is your starting position. Pull up your body with chest up. then return to normal starting position.

Exercise Mode: Strength
Main: Lats
Other: Biceps and Middle Back
Equipment: Cable
Type: Compound

The lats muscles mostly cover all upper body movements. It includes in all flexing movements for shoulders and other back movements. the lats should be trained in every workout session directly. Because it plays a vital role in stabilization of our spinal cord. While doing a deadlift, incline bench press, and squats, our posture and form should be stable to prevent injury in the lower back. I suggest train hard your lats to support other body parts with all these basic lats exercises.

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