Believe it or not, you can actually make your back injury WORSE by doing the Lat Pull-Down the wrong way. If you’re looking for ways to improve the way you train and promote good health and healing to a bad back, the Lat Pull-Down is another exercise you need to dial in. This week’s video is for anyone who uses the Lat Pull-Down machine or enjoys working in pull-ups into their program. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced lifter, these issues need to be addressed. If you’re doing these wrong, the solution to your pain will always be two steps ahead of you.
A few weeks ago we covered a few other popular back exercises when it comes to common mistakes a lot of back pain sufferers make. If you missed that article you can check it out here. Or just click the image below.
Today, I want to cover the Lat Pull-Down, another super popular exercise that all beginner to advance “exercisers” like to do. Unfortunately, A lot of back pain suffers are told to “strengthen their backs” in order to get rid of their back pain. Not knowing any better, they run to their nearest gym and hop on one of the most well-known machines available. The Lat Pull-Down. It’s a pretty simple movement that just about anyone can mimic, even if they are not taught how to use the machine in the first place.
The problem I have with this is that most back pain sufferers don’t realize that the way they are doing the exercise could be one of the major reasons they can’t kick their chronic pain. Remember, beating back pain is about promoting healthy movements, controlled loads in the gym and progressing only when you can accomplish the movement pain-free. Just because you are doing a back exercise doesn’t mean it’s going to help you combat your pain.
Whether you use this exact machine at your gym, have a home gym set-up with bands or do bodyweight pull-ups. The concepts covered in this video are addressing the same faulty patterns.
This week’s video is on fixing your broken Lat Pull-Down
As you pursue a life that supports healing to your bad back. I encourage you to do a complete audit of your entire training program. We are told constantly by our doctors to just “exercise more”. The scary part about that is we are not given proper instruction on how to do these exercises the right way. Educate yourself and don’t rely on the person next to you at the gym to have a fat clue about what they are doing. You be the expert and take control of your pain!
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