Rowers, and Seated Rowing Exercise.
Seated rows are an excellent exercise for developing
all of the back muscles: Trapezius, Latissimus
Dorsi, and Erector spinae. Strong stress is also
placed on the posterior deltoids, biceps,
brachialis, and forearm flexor muscles.
Most commonly this exercise is
performed with a handle that allows you to take a
Starting Position: Grasp the handle
in this manner, place your feet against the foot
bars or plate at the front end of the apparatus seat
or machine, straighten your arms, and sit down on
the seat with your legs slightly bent throughout the
movement. Lean forward and lower your head between
your arms to completely stretch your lats at the
beginning of the movement.
Movement: Keeping your elbows in
tight against your sides, simultaneously sit erect
and pull in the handle to touch your upper
abdominals. Be sure to arch your back in this
position, and don't sit back past a position in
which your torso is perpendicular to the floor.
Return to the starting point of the exercise and
repeat the movement for the suggested number of
Please consult a doctor before
starting any exercise program.