Straight Arm Lat Extension with Curl Bar

Area Targeted: Outer Back

The Standing Straight Arm Lat Extension with tube bands offers a fantastic alternative exercise for targeting the Latissimus Dorsi muscles, contributing to that sought-after trophy shape. When combined with the Bodylastics Curl Bar, you can diversify your back workout routine beyond rows and pull-downs. Incorporate this exercise to challenge your back muscles in a refreshing and effective way.

Learn set-up, movements and points to remember below:

Set Up

Anchor: Secure the band(s) to the door with the door anchor at the top of the door

Bands: Thread the band(s) through the anchor and attach each end of the band(s) to an outer ring of the bar.

Body Positioning: Grip the bar with each hand towards the outer ring with palms facing down. Stand 3 to 4 feet away from the door while facing the door. Keep your slight bend in your legs, your back straight, and your chest up. Your arms should be straight out in front of you and pointed toward the door anchor.


Push the bar down and back until it touches the top of your thighs. Return to the starting position (controlling the resistance). Repeat.

Points To Remember

1. As your push the bar down, keep your shoulders back (scapular retraction) like you are squeezing a quarter between your shoulder blades.