Lats Strengthening Exercise

Lats Strengthening Exercise

Target Muscle Group
Description & Cues
Start Position Finish Position
Mid Back
Lats
Lower Traps
Lat Pull Down
  
-This exercise can be done standing or seated
-The easiest method is with a lat pull down machine, but a resistance band / theraband can also be used at home.
-Anchor the resistance band to the top of a doorway.
 
-Start with your arms at about a 120 degree angle in front of you
-Engage your core to keep your back from swaying.
-As you exhale, pull your elbows back and squeeze your shoulder blades together and down your back. DO NOT arch your lower back.
-Hold for 2-3 seconds, repeat 8-10 repetitions, 2-3 sets or as otherwise recommended by your RMT.

 

 
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