Underhand Pulldown - Instructions, Variations & Alternatives
How to perform
Underhand Pulldown - Starting position
Underhand Pulldown - Muscle Under Tension
Set up & Starting position (seated)
With your back straight, grab the bar with an underhand grip (shoulder width or less), your arms fully extended.
While slightly leaning back, brace your core, bring your shoulder blades down and back, and pull the bar down until it touches the top of your rib cage.
Isometric hold (optional) - Pause briefly at the bottom, squeeze your lat and shoulder blades, keep your chest up and the elbows close to your body.
Slowly return to the starting position when your arms are fully extended and the lats are fully stretched. Repeat.