I've started doing lat pull-down, planning to achieve a weight of 100 kg/10 repetitions. A thought hit me: while lat pull-down seems similar to pull-ups, the amount of tension (pull) on the core body is actually a lot more. During pull-ups, only the lower body essentially pulls on the core body, but during lat pull-down the entire weight you are working with pulls on the core body. I'm mostly worried if the spine can handle this load, since, as far as I understand, it's mostly built to handle compression, not tension.

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