@Kelly_Gaunya here with LAT pulldown common mistakes 🤘🏼Read on for common mistakes to be aware of and basic tips to ensure correct form🌊 (It looks hilarious (hence me laughing), but I see this literally everyday.)👇🏻
❌Using a rowing action: People use a rowing action because they are trying to gain enough momentum to pull the weight down. This is an obvious indicator that the weight is TOO HEAVY. .
❌When you use momentum, there is no force actually working against the muscle fibers. It is ineffective and will cause back and neck problems (proof- my neck hurts as I write this and I did like - 5 reps and then started laughing 😂😂) .
❌Leaning back too much is also a common mistake. This will hit the rhomboids more than the lats, and creates a seesaw affect where you are pulling down a weight lighter than the weight loaded due to your position. .
❌I did not film this, but people will also bend and rotate their arms forward and down..typically people do this if they are completely unaware of what they're doing. This can lead to rotator cuff issues. .
✅Sit close to the machine and ensure you're locked in by the knee pads..adjust the settings to do so. .
✅Chose a weight that will not cause you too swing -- not to say if you're trying to increase your weight or hit 1-2 more reps, you can't use a little momentum. But on all reps and sets it is unnecessary and bad for you to do this..
✅Pull the bar down and squeeze your shoulder blades, and then slowly return to starting position. Slow and controlled is the key to growth. Aim to get the bar to touch your upper chest. .
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