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Lever Low Row

Exercise Profile

Body PartBack
EquipmentLeverage machine
Primary MusclesInfraspinatus, Latissimus Dorsi, Teres Major, Teres Minor, Trapezius Middle Fibers, Trapezius Upper Fibers
Secondary MusclesBrachialis, Brachioradialis, Deltoid Posterior
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Introduction to the Lever Low Row

The Lever Low Row is a strength training exercise that primarily targets the muscles in the back, shoulders, and arms, offering a comprehensive upper body workout. It is suitable for both beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts, as it can be easily adjusted to match individual strength levels. Individuals may want to incorporate this exercise into their routine to improve upper body strength, enhance posture, and promote muscle balance.

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

  • Stand in front of the machine with your feet shoulder-width apart, then bend your knees slightly and lean forward from your waist while keeping your back straight.
  • Grasp the handles with your palms facing each other, arms fully extended, and pull the handles towards your abdomen.
  • As you pull, squeeze your shoulder blades together and keep your elbows close to your body.
  • Slowly return to the starting position, allowing your arms to fully extend again, and repeat the process for your desired number of repetitions.

Tips for Performing Lever Low Row

  • **Controlled Movements**: Avoid the temptation to use momentum to lift the weights. This is not only ineffective but can also lead to injuries. Instead, focus on performing slow and controlled movements. Pull the lever towards your body using your back and shoulder muscles, hold for a second at the peak of contraction, and then slowly return to the starting position.
  • **Right Weight Selection**: Another common mistake is using weights that are too heavy. This can lead to poor form and potential injuries. Start with a weight that allows you to perform the exercise with proper form and gradually increase the

Lever Low Row FAQs

Can beginners do the Lever Low Row?

Yes, beginners can do the Lever Low Row exercise. However, it's important to start with a lower weight to ensure proper form and prevent injury. It's also beneficial to have a trainer or experienced individual guide you through the exercise initially to ensure you are performing it correctly. Always remember to warm up before starting any exercise routine.

What are common variations of the Lever Low Row?

  • Another variation is the Bent Over Row, where you use a barbell or dumbbells and perform the row in a bent over stance, targeting the same muscle groups.
  • The T-Bar Row is another alternative, where you use a T-bar machine to perform the row, which can help to increase the intensity of the exercise.
  • The One-Arm Dumbbell Row is a unilateral variation of the Lever Low Row, allowing you to focus on one side of your body at a time.
  • Lastly, the Inverted Row is a bodyweight variation where you use your own bodyweight as resistance, making it a good option for those without access to gym equipment.

What are good complementing exercises for the Lever Low Row?

  • The Seated Cable Row also complements the Lever Low Row as it similarly targets the muscles in the back, particularly the lats and rhomboids, but the seated position can provide a different angle of resistance and allow for a greater range of motion.
  • The Pull-Up is another exercise that pairs well with the Lever Low Row. While it also targets the latissimus dorsi, it puts more emphasis on the upper part of these muscles and the biceps, providing a balanced workout for the back and arms.

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