The Lat pull down can be an effective weight training exercise for osteoporosis. However, It requires careful attention and modification to ensure that it is safe for people with osteoporosis. In the following video, Margaret Martin, a Physical Therapist, presents safe versions of the wide grip and reverse grip lat pull downs and how to modify the lat pull down so it is a safe exercise for osteoporosis.
I encourage you to incorporate the lat pull into your weight training osteoporosis program. However, pay attention to how you execute the lat pulldown. Avoid pulling the bar behind your neck and you will enjoy many years of safe bone building. To learn more about a comprehensive exercise program for osteoporosis, I encourage you to consider my MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones program.
Health Professionals: Building Better Bones Online Course
Learn the Prevention, Treatment and Management of Osteoporosis.
Women and Men: Exercise for Better Bones Program
Osteoporosis exercise program that strengthens bone, reduces fracture risk, improves balance and builds confidence.