The single arm lat pulldown targets your lats unilaterally. If you have muscle imbalances this exercise can be helpful in reducing the imbalance. One of benefits of doing the single arm lat pull down verses the traditional lat pull down is the ability to increase range of motion. With traditional lat pull downs you are restricted to stopping at your chest whereas this exercises allows you to engage your lats through the entire range of motion.
Some tips when doing this exercise:
- Place your thumb on the same side as your fingers to reduce forearm and bicep fatigue
- Stretch at the top position
- Squeeze at the bottom position