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Lat pull down front vs behind the head

Mohnish Alka Thakkar
Mohnish Alka Thakkar
Lat pull down behind vs infront of the head .

Which is better ?

We must have seen people doing lat pull downs variation behind the head for lats . Since it is necessary to know whether this variation is useful or not ?

A study conducted on this shows that performing behind the head pulldowns does not increase lat pull down activation compared to normal lat pull down . Also going too much heavy on behind the head pull down put the shoulders in a compromised position which can easily  lead to injury . 

Bottom line :

You can stick to normal lat pull downs . Even if you try doing behind the neck pull downs keep the weight minimum and focus on muscle mind connection .

Electromyographic analysis of three different types of lat pull-down.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19855327

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