Superman Dumbbell Lat Pulldown

Superman Dumbbell Lat Pulldown

  • Duration: 00:00:26
**Body Part/Parts Used:**
- Latissimus dorsi (Lats)
- Lower Trapezius
- Rhomboids
- Erector Spinae

**Equipment Needed:**
- Dumbbells
- Exercise Mat

- Intermediate

**Numbered Directions:**

1. Start by lying face-down on an exercise mat, arms fully extended in front of you and legs extended behind you.

2. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing down.

3. Keep your feet about hip-width apart and engage your core.

4. As you exhale, lift your arms, chest, and legs off the ground as high as possible, entering the "Superman" position. Keep your arms straight.

5. From this lifted position, pull the dumbbells down towards your shoulders in a lat pulldown motion. Your elbows should be slightly bent, and palms continue to face each other.

6. Squeeze your shoulder blades together at the bottom of the pulldown motion.

7. Slowly return the dumbbells to the extended position in front of you.

8. Lower your arms, chest, and legs back down to the initial position on the mat.

9. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

**What it does for a person and the benefits:**
The Superman Dumbbell Lat Pulldown targets multiple muscles in the upper and lower back, making it an effective compound exercise. Not only does it help improve the strength and endurance of these muscles, but it also engages your core and can enhance your posture. The lat pulldown motion when in the Superman pose adds a dynamic component, increasing muscle activation and offering greater functional strength gains. It can be especially beneficial for people who are looking to improve their back strength for athletic performance or daily activities that involve lifting or pulling.

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