You would like to believe that researchers who publish weight training studies know what they are doing, but not all scientific studies should be accepted as a fact. Unfortunately, there are many bad personal trainers, but also many bad researchers.
To prove this, we have selected an article published in the Journal of Strength of Conditioning Research by Brazilian researchers. who conducted a study in which the Latzugdown (performed in front) was compared to the trigger behind the neck.
The researchers concluded that the Latzug in the front bib area was superior to the vent behind the neck fact that the two versions of pulldowns showed no difference in muscle activity in the lats. They further concluded that pull-downs behind the neck should be avoided, but admitted that in this version of the exercise there is no risk of shoulder injuries (as many falsely claim).
Before dropping the pull behind your neck – which in FLEX's view is an effective exercise for the lats, you should consider the exercise form for the pull-downs the subjects used , In the photos of the exercise they used, both the pull-downs to the front and the pull-downs behind the neck were executed in such a terrible shape that the results of the study essentially meant nothing.
Do not give up on the butt pulldown. To get it right, bend forward at the waist so you do not have to bend your neck forward, which can be dangerous. Always contact FLEX for training information. We've picked the bad studies out of the good ones so you do not have to put what the researchers tell you into their heads.