Straight arm cable pull down (lat)

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    Jiajun Wang

    I would like to understand this exercise’s mechanisms.

    My problem with this exercise is that I don’t see the benefits of it, and a lot of gym goers do it because it says it benefits the stretch portion. I understand the cable direction provides resistant at the start point, but as my arm travel down and cable gets closer to the body, it tends to lose the tension and overall imo it’s not a very good exercise. But I might be wrong, I am just a student trying to absorb as much as knowledge from you guys, so that’s why I would like to dig deeper into this exercise’s mechanisms.

    If this is a poor exercise, what exercise can replace this and have a similar effects?

    Jiajun Wang

    Thanks Joe! It makes sense now, and kinda reminds me of you talking about doing tricep extension with stepping to first load the mid and lengthen range then finish at where the cable is more perpendicular to the floor for the short range, cool, thank you!

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