The exercises featured in this article will target primarily the back muscles with a bonus of improved grip strength. There are many different types of pulling exercises, from a vertical and horizontal standpoint. Think vertical pull for exercises like lat pulldown and chin-ups. While an exercise like seated row is considered more of a horizontal pulling movement.
Pull-Up: Towel Grip
A great way to work grip strength into your pull-ups is to use a towel. Place the towel bar over the pull-up bar and grasp both ends of the towel with your hands.
Considered one of the better vertical pulling movements after both pull-up and chin-up. When performing any version of the lat pull-down, focus on retracting the shoulders blades prior to executing the movement. A good option for this exercise is to switch out the handle and use a rope.
Cable Straight Arm Pushdown
This is an exercise some people may not be aware of. It really isolates the lat muscle. The action you are performing is shoulder extension.
Machine T-Bar Row (Reverse Grip)
Cable Seated Row
Here are five efficient pulling exercise options for you to try. Add one or two to an upcoming strength training program for a stronger back and grip.
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