Elbows in or out for lat training??

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What position is best for lat training?

Elbows in or out for lat training??

The latissimus dorsi muscle performs two main actions:
humeral extension and adduction. Seated rows with the elbows out(horizontal abduction) utilize the rear deltoids and rhomboids more than the lats. Lat pulldowns are a pure adduction movement and seated rows with the elbows in is pure extension. Therefore, to train the lats effectively, keep your elbows in near your body on seated rows.

   

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