Bent Over Straight Arm Lat Pull Down

Straight arm lat pull downs work the lats with greater isolation then they are used to.  This is simply because you eliminate the use of your biceps for during this movement.

Implementation.  This exercise is performed on a high pulley. Stand back far enough from the high pulley to raise the weight stack.  Grasp the bar with a closer than shoulder width apart spacing with your palms down.  After you take firm hold of the bar bend slightly forward from the waist about 45 degrees, keeping your back straight, head up and feet a bit wider than shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent.  (B)  With your arms extended out in front of you pull the bar straight down, keeping your elbows locked until the bar nearly touches your knees. Pause for a peak contraction and then lower slowly under control until you get a complete stretch in the lats. 
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