Close-grip pull-down

The close-grip pull-down is a variation on the lat pull-down that is performed with an overhand grip and the hands slightly closer than shoulder-width apart. This increases the range of motion beyond wider grips, and may increase the time under tension in each rep. This variation is usually performed for moderate to high reps as part of a back or upper-body workout.


  1. Emphasizes the middle of the back
  2. Easy to learn and execute
  3. Cables provide constant tension on the targeted muscles

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