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2011/03/29 06:56:09 (permalink)
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Quick lat question....

When doing seated lat pull downs (with cable), is it best to pull the bar in front of or behind your head??
 
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    vince red
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    Re:Quick lat question.... 2011/03/29 10:14:11 (permalink)
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    I tend to find the shoulders recuited more with the behind the neck one so I pull down to just under my chin. I tend to use a medium weight at the start of my back routine at the moment for 2 sets as a warm up before doing chins on the bar then come back after the chins and do my work sets on the lat pull down. Really gives the lats a good blast.
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    Re:Quick lat question.... 2011/03/29 10:41:34 (permalink)
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    id say its best to go infront, purely for the fact that its much less likely to cause injury, going behind the neck is an unstable position for the shoulders.
    If you have very good flexibility then isnt so bad but for the majority its best to go infront



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    Re:Quick lat question.... 2011/03/29 10:51:01 (permalink)
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    Infront, behind is awkward and more likely to cause injury.
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    Re:Quick lat question.... 2011/03/29 10:54:06 (permalink)
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    OldDirtyNeck

    Infront, behind is awkward and more likely to cause injury.
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    Re:Quick lat question.... 2011/03/29 15:23:43 (permalink)
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    X3.
     
    As an exercise it makes very little difference front or back, so stick to the front to reduce the risk of injury.
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    Re:Quick lat question.... 2011/03/29 15:25:46 (permalink)
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    Re:Quick lat question.... 2011/03/29 15:28:38 (permalink)
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    x5...
     
    LOL
     
    I saw some guy in the gym the other day doing behind the neck pull ups, thought that was quite impressive. But any benefit of doing it is questionable.
     
    And I know for me any behind the neck movements just f.uck my sh1t up so badly. My left rotator cuff and elbow are both in tatters from doing behind the neck pressing. Unless you're very flexible, avoid at all costs!

    "Be adequate"
     
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    Re:Quick lat question.... 2011/03/29 15:45:04 (permalink)
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    thanks people, as allways your advice is tip top!!
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    Re:Quick lat question.... 2011/03/29 16:00:42 (permalink)
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    CK, I sometimes do pull ups behind the neck, just cos I can - I tend to throw a couple in to the early sets amongst the proper ones.
     
    I don't know why I do them either - other than being a posing tw@t.
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    Re:Quick lat question.... 2011/03/29 17:20:00 (permalink)
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    not only is doing them behind the neck increasing risk of injury, it also makes no sense from a working the muscle point of view either!
     
    the action of the lats is adduction and extension of the shoulder, so for best lat activation you want to be slightly pulling the bar towards you as well!
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    Re:Quick lat question.... 2011/03/29 17:33:09 (permalink)
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    ^2

    "If you cant explain it simply, you dont understand it well enough" Albert Einstein
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    Re:Quick lat question.... 2011/03/29 17:33:33 (permalink)
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    hahaha quick question, quick responses!!

    "If you cant explain it simply, you dont understand it well enough" Albert Einstein
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