Straight-Arm Lat Pulldown (1 Arm) Exercise


The Straight-Arm Lat Pulldown (1 Arm) Exercise is a great way to work your lats and build stabilising strength in your core.

The Straight-Arm Lat Pulldown (1 Arm) Exercise forms part of the Golf Strength and Endurance series of innovative and dynamic exercises that are designed to efficiently increase your stabilising strength – supporting proper body alignment, movement patterns, and energy transfer within the golf swing, and helping to prevent injuries.


This exercise requires a resistance band or tubing.  Alternatively, you could use a cable machine.

Figure 1.  Straight-Arm Lat Pulldown (1 Arm) Exercise Video.


  • Start by standing tall in perfect posture, your knees slightly bent, feet hip-width apart, and holding a resistance band with your right hand that is anchored above and in front of you.
  • Keeping your right arm straight, pull your right hand down until your arm is near your side.
  • Slowly return to the starting position.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • Repeat with your other arm.

Try to limit any movement to your working arm.

Keep your chest up, your shoulder blades pulled back and down, and your abdominal muscles engaged throughout.

You should feel it working your lats, obliques, and the backs of your shoulders.


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