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Cable Seated Wide-grip Row

Exercise Profile

Body PartBack
Primary MusclesInfraspinatus, Latissimus Dorsi, Teres Major, Teres Minor, Trapezius Lower Fibers, Trapezius Middle Fibers
Secondary MusclesBrachialis, Brachioradialis, Deltoid Posterior
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Introduction to the Cable Seated Wide-grip Row

The Cable Seated Wide-grip Row is a strength-building exercise targeting the upper body, particularly the back muscles, including the latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, and trapezius. It is an ideal workout for both beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts looking to improve posture, enhance muscle definition, and increase upper body strength. Incorporating this exercise into your routine can help improve functional fitness, reduce the risk of back injuries, and enhance performance in other lifts and daily activities.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Cable Seated Wide-grip Row

  • Grasp the wide grip bar with both hands, palms facing down, and ensure your back is straight and your shoulders are relaxed.
  • Pull the bar towards your waist while keeping your elbows close to your body, focusing on squeezing your shoulder blades together as you perform the movement.
  • Hold this position for a moment to feel the contraction in your back muscles.
  • Slowly extend your arms back out to the initial position, resisting the weight to engage your muscles, and repeat the movement for the desired number of repetitions.

Tips for Performing Cable Seated Wide-grip Row

  • Controlled Movements: Avoid the common mistake of using momentum to pull the cable towards you. This not only reduces the effectiveness of the exercise but also increases your risk of injury. Instead, focus on controlling your movements, pulling the cable towards you using your back muscles and then returning to the starting position in a controlled manner.
  • Correct Grip: Ensure that your grip is wide and that your palms are facing down. A common mistake is to grip the bar too tightly or to use a grip that is too narrow, both of which can lead to wrist strain or injury.
  • Full Range of Motion: To get the most out of the exercise, make sure you are using a full range of

Cable Seated Wide-grip Row FAQs

Can beginners do the Cable Seated Wide-grip Row?

Yes, beginners can perform the Cable Seated Wide-grip Row exercise. However, it's important for beginners to start with a light weight to ensure they are using proper form and to prevent injury. It's also beneficial to have a trainer or experienced gym-goer supervise or guide them initially, to ensure they are performing the exercise correctly.

What are common variations of the Cable Seated Wide-grip Row?

  • Single-Arm Cable Row: This version targets one side of the body at a time, allowing you to focus on muscle imbalances and promote unilateral strength.
  • Cable Seated Underhand Row: By using an underhand grip, you can engage your biceps more while still working your back muscles.
  • Standing Cable Row: Instead of sitting, this variation is performed standing up, which engages your core and lower body in addition to your upper body.
  • Cable Seated Wide-grip Row with Twist: This version adds a twist at the end of the pull, which works the oblique muscles and adds a rotational element to the exercise.

What are good complementing exercises for the Cable Seated Wide-grip Row?

  • Deadlifts are another excellent exercise that complements Cable Seated Wide-grip Rows because, while they also work the back muscles, they incorporate more muscles in the lower body and core, promoting overall strength and balance.
  • Bent-over Rows can complement Cable Seated Wide-grip Rows by targeting similar muscle groups, including the lats and rhomboids, but they also engage the lower back and hips, enhancing overall back strength and stability.

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