Strength

Cable Straight Arm Pulldown

The Cable Straight Arm Pulldown exercise targets your back and arms. This strength-building movement improves postural stability, protects the spine, and increases muscle mass.
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Cable Straight Arm Pulldown instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand in front of a cable machine with your feet shoulder-width apart.
2
Grab the bar with an overhand grip, both hands shoulder-width apart.
3
Keep your elbows slightly bent but locked in place. Do not bend more, that's a common mistake.
4
Pull the bar down to your thighs in a controlled manner, keeping your arms straight.
5
Slowly return the bar back to the starting position - this is one rep.
Stand in front of a cable machine with your feet shoulder-width apart.
Grab the bar with an overhand grip, both hands shoulder-width apart.
Keep your elbows slightly bent but locked in place. Do not bend more, that's a common mistake.
Pull the bar down to your thighs in a controlled manner, keeping your arms straight.
Slowly return the bar back to the starting position - this is one rep.
Equipment needed
Bands
Barbell
Battle Ropes
Bench
Bosu
Box
Cables
Dip Bar
Dumbbell
EZ Curl Bar
Hex Bar
Kettlebell
Ladder
Machine
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Muscles used
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Back
Front
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