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Lever High Row

Exercise Profile

Body PartBack
EquipmentLeverage machine
Primary MusclesInfraspinatus, Latissimus Dorsi, Teres Major, Teres Minor, Trapezius Lower Fibers, Trapezius Middle Fibers
Secondary MusclesBrachialis, Brachioradialis, Deltoid Posterior, Pectoralis Major Sternal Head
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Introduction to the Lever High Row

The Lever High Row is an effective upper body exercise that targets and strengthens the back, shoulders, and arms, while also improving your posture. It is suitable for both fitness enthusiasts and athletes who are looking to enhance their upper body strength and muscular endurance. By incorporating this exercise into your routine, you can increase muscle mass, improve athletic performance, and reduce the risk of back injuries.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Lever High Row

  • Stand facing the lever machine, keep your feet shoulder-width apart, and firmly grasp the handles with both hands, palms facing each other.
  • Pull the lever towards you, keeping your elbows high and parallel to the floor, until your hands reach your chest. Make sure to squeeze your shoulder blades together when you pull.
  • Hold this position for a moment, ensuring that your back is straight and your core is engaged throughout the exercise.
  • Slowly release the lever back to the starting position, ensuring a controlled movement to complete one repetition. Repeat this process for your desired number of sets and repetitions.

Tips for Performing Lever High Row

  • Correct Grip: Ensure your grip on the lever is correct. Your hands should be slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Make sure your palms are facing each other. A common mistake to avoid is gripping the lever too tightly or too loosely, which can lead to loss of control and potential injury.
  • Controlled Movement: When performing the exercise, pull the lever towards your body in a slow and controlled manner. Avoid jerking or using momentum to lift the weight, as this can lead to muscle strain or injury.
  • Breathing Technique: Remember to exhale as you pull the lever towards your body and inhale as you return to the starting position. Incorrect breathing

Lever High Row FAQs

Can beginners do the Lever High Row?

Yes, beginners can do the Lever High Row exercise. However, it's important to start with light weights to ensure proper form and technique. This exercise primarily targets the muscles in the back, shoulders, and arms. It's always recommended for beginners to have a personal trainer or experienced gym-goer supervise them to avoid any potential injuries.

What are common variations of the Lever High Row?

  • Cable High Row: This version uses a cable machine, allowing for a smoother and more controlled movement, and it's great for targeting specific muscles in the back and shoulders.
  • Resistance Band High Row: This variation uses a resistance band, which is portable and versatile, allowing you to adjust the intensity of your workout easily.
  • Barbell High Row: This version uses a barbell, providing a greater challenge as it requires more strength and stability to lift the heavier weight.
  • Kettlebell High Row: This variation uses a kettlebell, which can help improve grip strength and add an extra challenge to the core due to its unique shape and weight distribution.

What are good complementing exercises for the Lever High Row?

  • Lat pulldowns are another exercise that complements Lever High Row as they both focus on the latissimus dorsi muscle, enhancing upper body strength and aiding in the performance of pulling movements.
  • The seated cable row is a great complement to the Lever High Row as it also targets the middle and upper back muscles, promoting balanced muscle development and improving pulling strength.

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