PERSONAL TRAINER INSTRUCTION :
Use a wide bar handle for this exercise. Grab the bar slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Slightly lean back while maintaining a neutral spine then begin pulling the weight down towards your chest.
Keep your elbows tight to your body and there should never be a moment where your palms are facing down towards your knees. Keep your shoulders depressed and “tuck your wings” (scapula / shoulder blade) in as you pull down. Focus on contracting the muscles of your back, specifically the latissimus dorsi (lats).
Always be in control of the weight through the entire exercise. Don’t let it pull you up quickly as this can cause injury. Do not pull the bar behind your head.