Bodies by Design Fitness Tips
Cable Seated Row
Continuing with our look at exercises for the back, this month we are showcasing the Cable Seated Row. Relying on the “lats”, rhomboids and trapeziums muscles, the seated cable row is essential for good muscle balance and posture.
Mike begins by tightening his core and keeping a slight bend in his knees. He has also tightened up his shoulder joint, not letting the weight pull his arms away from the joint. He also lifts his chest up and keeps a slight arch in his lower back.
Mike begins the exercise by drawing his elbows back while keeping his arms close to his sides.
Mike has his elbows pulled back as far as possible while maintaining good form. At this point, Mike can feel his shoulder blades pressing together. Note, he still has his chest held high and a slight arch in his lower back. From here, Mike will reverse his motions and lower the weight stack. To add variety to this exercise, Mike could pull the handle to mid-chest or even to his neck. As well, he could use a different bar and change to a wider grip.
If you have any questions about this exercise or any others, don’t hesitate to ask Mike or any of the other trainers. Remember, if you are going to work out, you want to Get It RIGHT!
Keep your chest up and a slight arch in your lower back