Lat Pulldown (Close Grip)
Grasp close grip handle with palm-in grip (facing each other). Sit in good body alignment (abs tight, chest up, back straight). Keeping back straight, lean back slightly from hips, allowing bar to clear head. Squeeze down (depress) shoulder blades while, in a controlled motion, pull close grip bar down in front of head, drawing elbows down toward sides and keeping forearms in line with resistance (cable/belt). Contract lat muscles fully without compromising form; avoid downward rotation of forearms. While maintaining the controlled motion, return close grip bar to starting position. Do not allow muscles to relax before next repetition.