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Close Grip Pulldowns

Exercise Tips

  • Concentrate on squeezing your muscles on the way down
  • Keep back upright and stationary

Close Grip Pulldowns

This exercise targets your back and provides a low cardio benefit. It also works your biceps.

Muscle Group

Latissimus Dorsi (Lats), Middle Back, Biceps


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Lat Pulldown Machine

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Latissimus Dorsi (Lats), Middle Back, Biceps

Equipment: Lat Pulldown Machine

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Back

Starting Position: Sit down at the lat pulldown machine, back straight and grab the bar with an overhand grip. Your hands should be close- only several inches apart.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly pull your hands down to your chest, keeping your arms close to your sides.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly raise your hands back to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.