Tag: latissimus dorsi

Lat Pulldown Rope: Design and DIY Build

Lat pulldown rope, or triceps rope, for use on a cable strength training machine, home made, 39" long. Photo by Don Tai

Lat pulldown rope, or triceps rope, for use on a cable strength training machine, home made, 39″ long. Photo by Don Tai

There’s really not much to the lat pulldown rope, sometimes called a triceps rope. A lat pulldown rope attaches to a strength training cable machine, high up, so you can pull downward and exercise your latissimus dorsi, or lower back muscles. Common exercises include the lat pulldown and face pulls. It is just a rope with an attachment point in the middle. Here’s how I made mine.