A Safer Way to Do Lat Pull-downs
Do you use the lat pull-down machine in your weight-training workouts? If so, you may want to check/update your technique.
"Lat" refers to the latissimus dorsi, the large muscles in the middle of your back. In lat pull-downs, you are sitting down and pulling a horizontal bar from above your head down toward your body.
For safe lat pull-downs: bring the bar down in front of your face and down to your chest. By bringing the bar down behind your head you can work the same muscles as the traditional lat pull-downs minus the neck strain.