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If you are a regular gym goer or even an occasional gym goer, you have likely crossed paths with the lat pulldown.

Your lats and latissimus dorsi are the big muscles of your back that insert at your shoulder, connecting to your humerus, and span all the way to the bottom of your spine. One of the benefits of a lat pulldown is that it helps you identify any muscular imbalances in your upper back and/or shoulders.

This exercise requires considerable core awareness as you need to concentrate on staying stable and stationary, not letting your body follow the weight back up when extending your arm again. 

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