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Lever Narrow Grip Seated 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 Narrow Grip Seated Row

The Lever Narrow Grip Seated Row is a strength training exercise that primarily targets the muscles in the back, improving muscular endurance and promoting better posture. This exercise is ideal for both beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts as it can be easily adjusted to match individual strength levels. Individuals may choose to incorporate this exercise into their routine to enhance back strength and stability, improve body alignment, and contribute to overall physical fitness.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Lever Narrow Grip Seated Row

  • Grip the handlebars with a narrow grip, keeping your palms facing each other, and sit up straight with your back pressed against the pad.
  • Slowly pull the handles towards your abdomen, squeezing your shoulder blades together and keeping your elbows close to your body.
  • Hold this position for a moment, making sure to breathe out as you perform the movement.
  • Slowly return to the starting position, inhaling as you do so, and repeat the exercise for the desired number of repetitions.

Tips for Performing Lever Narrow Grip Seated Row

  • Controlled Movement: When pulling the handle towards your body, do it in a slow and controlled manner. Avoid jerking or using momentum to pull the weight, as this can strain your back and reduce the effectiveness of the exercise.
  • Full Range of Motion: Make sure to fully extend your arms at the start of each rep and pull the handle all the way to your abdomen at the end of each rep. This ensures you're working the muscles through their full range of motion, which is key for muscle growth and strength development.
  • Avoid Overloading: It's a common mistake to try and lift too much weight, which can lead to poor form and potential injury. Start with a manageable

Lever Narrow Grip Seated Row FAQs

Can beginners do the Lever Narrow Grip Seated Row?

Yes, beginners can do the Lever Narrow Grip Seated Row exercise, but it's important to start with a light weight to ensure proper form and prevent injury. It's also beneficial to have a personal trainer or fitness professional demonstrate the exercise first to ensure it's being done correctly. As with any exercise, it's important to listen to your body and not push beyond your current fitness level.

What are common variations of the Lever Narrow Grip Seated Row?

  • Another variation is the Single Arm Seated Row, which allows you to focus on one side of your back at a time for a more targeted workout.
  • The Lever Underhand Seated Row is another variation, where you grip the lever with your palms facing up to target the lower lats and biceps more effectively.
  • The Lever High Row is a variation that targets the upper back and rear deltoids, as you pull the lever towards your upper chest instead of your abdomen.
  • Lastly, the Lever Seated Row with a Twist is a variation that includes a twist at the end of the movement, engaging your obliques and providing a full body workout.

What are good complementing exercises for the Lever Narrow Grip Seated Row?

  • Bent Over Rows are another beneficial complementary exercise because they also target the back muscles, specifically the middle back, but involve more stabilizing muscles and core engagement, thereby adding a functional strength component to your workout.
  • Deadlifts can also complement Lever Narrow Grip Seated Rows as they target a wide range of muscle groups including the lower back, glutes, and hamstrings, promoting overall strength and stability which can improve performance and prevent injury in other exercises.

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