Tube Pull Overs - Straight arm Pulldowns

You can attempt to isolate the lats with resistance bands by performing tube pull overs. To set up the exercise you have to position a stability ball (can use a bench or even the floor instead) far enough away from the origin of the resistance bands so it stretches slightly. Lie down facing away from the resistance band and from a supine position (lying, facing up) keep your arms straight (slightly bent, not locked) and pull the resistance through the whole range of motion.

If you don't like the feel of tube pullovers and have access to a full set of gym equipment, dumbbell pullovers or high cable straight arm lat pulls may be better options. Since straight arm pulls are an accessory isolation exercise they are only beneficial for those looking to build the lats. The vast majority of the time the straight arm pulls will be one of the very last exercises during any workout that attempts to target the lats and upper back.


Tube Pull Overs workout videos exercise video Equipment Needed

Resistance Bands, Stability Ball

Target Muscle(s)

Latissimus Dorsi

Triceps (Long Head)


Triceps (Lateral & Medial Heads)




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