Fitness expert James Grage shows you how to do great lat exercises.
The lats serve two basic functions, pulling your arms down (lat pull down) and pulling your arms back (straight arm push down). When doing pull downs keep torso upright and pull as low as you can, remember you are trying to pull your arms to your sides, so try and pull the bar down to your belt. Always keep in mind the greater the range of motion the greater the muscle activation. Be careful using a reverse grip as your biceps will assist putting less focus on your lats, the same will happen using a pronated grip you will start to engage your rear delts. Another great exercise for your lats in the barbell or dumbbell row keep your elbows tight to your body to get proper arm extension, bring bar to your belt. Keep the function of the lat in mind no matter what exercise you do and you will get great results.