Back Exercise – How To Do Close Grip Cable Pull Down

BACK EXERCISE – How To Do Close Grip Cable Pull Down

Close Grip Cable Pull Down is an ideal exercise to strengthen your back as well as build back, lats muscles. Let’s together with Lift2Fit have a glance at the exercise brief info, tutorials, and some useful tips to answer the question How To Do Close Grip Cable Pull Down.

Brief Info:

Type of workout: Strength.

Major muscle group: Back, Lats.

Participated muscle groups: Trapezius, teres major, pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, brachialis, barchioradialis.

Tools: Lat Row Machine, cable

Force: Pull.

Anatomy image:

how to do close grip cable pull down

Tutorial: ( Quite similar to back exercise – Wide Grip Cable Pull Down)

  1. Position yourself in pull-down lats machine. Grab the bar with the width that is narrower than your shoulder’s, palms facing forward.
  2. Take a deep breath, keep your body stable and firm. Pull the cable on the way to your chest, once it hits your chest, breathe out. During the process, focus on your lats to produce the force pulling the bar down.
  3. After that, slowly, let the bar back to the starting position, inhale during the move. Repeat other reps.


  1. Totally focus on your lats to perform the exercise even though I understand it is quite hard for beginners to focus on their lats at the early stages.


Watch the video tutorial

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