This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are doing pulldowns. Pulldowns can be one of the most effective ways to build the size and strength of your lats and posterior deltoids, but how you do them matters. This week we will be discussing how to go about choosing where to place your hands while doing this exercise.
When doing pulldowns, there are a few default hand positions that are often used. One is with the palms facing forward and the elbows flaring out wide. Another is with the palms in more of a neutral or facing inward position and the elbows tucked. Finally, it is also common to have the hands facing your face while you do the exercise.
Based on the muscles you are trying to target and challenge with this exercise, you can choose any one of these three positions – or any of the many others that there are, as well! The big things to keep in mind are 1. How is it feeling for your body? and 2. What are you trying to accomplish? By making sure your body stays feeling well, you can explore more diversity in your hand positions to help you accomplish your goal with doing pulldowns.
Check out all of the details in this week’s episode of Trainer Tip Tuesday, and be sure to tune back in next week as we discuss considerations for a new exercise.