Sunday, July 22: J Town and both JCC Cafes will be closed and all Group Fitness classes in Park Heights are cancelled (except Get Fit Stay Fit) for the Jewish fast day of Tisha B'Av

Today's Building Hours
  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
    7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Weinberg Park Heights JCC
    7:00am - 7:00pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 8:10pm

Sunday, July 22: J Town and both JCC Cafes will be closed and all Group Fitness classes in Park Heights are cancelled (except Get Fit Stay Fit) for the Jewish fast day of Tisha B'Av

Join the J Locations Schedules
Today's Building Hours
  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
    7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Weinberg Park Heights JCC
    7:00am - 7:00pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 8:10pm

Wide Grip Lateral Pulldown Tips

with Fitness trainer Yaakov Bar Am

Meet Yaakov

J Fitness trainer Yaakov Bar Am specializes in working with men and women over 40. He is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He is also a Certified Personal Trainer and a Team Beachbody Coach. 

Yaakov was also chosen as the Fitness Team Member of the Month in Park Heights for his drive and dedication towards motivating/helping our members and fellow employees. We've all seen the inspirational and quite often funny drawings that have become customary for a Yaakov shift. These drawings have been attention grabbing and great conversation starters. Yaakov is also a valuable advisor to newer trainers on our staff, while also focusing on learning more about personal training  so that he can continue to hone his craft.

In this video, Yaakov teaches us the right way to execute a wide grip lateral pulldown, an exercise that is frequently performed incorrectly.

Watch, as Yaakov demonstrates the proper technique for the Wide Grip Lateral Pulldown

Yaakov emphasizes the following maneuvers:

  • Lean back!
  • Look up at pulley
  • Pull elbows back behind you

Before you try it review the video above a few times to make sure you’ve got it right!