Workout Tutorial - Eagle Pulldown
In this video, we will demonstrate how to effectively utilize the Cybex Eagle Pulldown and show you how to set up this upper back exercise for best results.
First, adjust the seat height to align shoulders with the height decal on the machine.
Next, adjust the thigh pad for stabilization during the exercise. You should feel secure in the machine, but comfortable.
Adjust the weights to a setting you will feel comfortable lifting but will get you maximum results.
Grasp the handles and sit with thighs under the pad
Finally, pull the handles down until your elbows are approximately level with your shoulders.
Keep your mid-section braced, chest lifted, and as always, breathe throughout the exercise.
You can also pull the handles out towards the side while pulling down to make the movement more difficult.
This machine is working your Latissimus Dorsi or "Lats" and Biceps are working hard here. Keep in mind that this exercise takes a little practice so be patient, and give yourself a few attempts at this exercise to get comfortable. It may take a few workouts on this machine to get used to it.
For additional help on the Cybex Eagle Pulldown, or any equipment in the Student Recreation Center, we have Fit Trainers here during operational hours. Look for their purple shirts and ask for help!