Straight-Arm Lat Pulldown (1 Leg) Exercise


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

The Straight-Arm Lat Pulldown (1 Leg) 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, ideally with a lat bar or dowel connected.  Alternatively, you could use a cable machine.

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


  • Start by standing tall, in perfect posture, balanced on your right foot, your knee slightly bent, with your left leg lifted behind you.  Hold a resistance band with both hands, in a wide grip, that is anchored above and in front of you.
  • Keeping your arms straight, pull your hands down until your arms are near your sides.
  • Slowly return to the starting position.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • Repeat while standing on your other leg.

Try to limit any movement to your arms.

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, as you fight to maintain your balance.


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