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The Close Grip Lat Pulldown is an upper body exercise that primarily targets the lats but also works the biceps, middle back and shoulders. This is a compound exercise which is well suited to beginner lifters.



  • Attach a narrow double handle to a lat pulldown machine and place your hands on the handles (palms facing each other).
  • Pull the handle down to the top of your chest, lifting your chest towards the bar as you do.
  • Think about pulling through your elbows and keeping your shoulder blades retracted.

Back Muscle Diagram.

Back Muscles