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Lever Seated 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 Seated Row

The Lever Seated Row is an effective strength training exercise that targets multiple muscle groups including the back, shoulders, and arms. It's suitable for both beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts as it can be easily adjusted to match individual strength levels. People may choose to incorporate this exercise into their workout routine to improve upper body strength, enhance muscle definition, and promote better posture.

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

  • Grasp the handles with an overhand grip, ensuring your arms are fully extended and your back is straight.
  • Pull the handles towards your body while keeping your elbows close to your sides, focusing on squeezing your shoulder blades together at the peak of the movement.
  • Hold the position for a second or two to maximize muscle engagement.
  • Slowly extend your arms back to the starting position, making sure to keep your back straight and maintain control throughout the movement.

Tips for Performing Lever Seated Row

  • **Correct Grip:** Hold the handles with a neutral grip (palms facing each other). Make sure your grip is firm but not overly tight to avoid unnecessary strain on your wrists and forearms.
  • **Controlled Movement:** When performing the lever seated row, avoid rushing through the movements. Pull the handles towards your torso, squeeze your shoulder blades together at the peak of the movement and then slowly return to the starting position. This slow and controlled motion will help to maximize muscle engagement and prevent injury.
  • **Avoid Overextending:** One common mistake is overextending at the end of the movement. When you pull the handles, avoid pulling them past your torso. Overextending can put unnecessary strain on your

Lever Seated Row FAQs

Can beginners do the Lever Seated Row?

Yes, beginners can do the Lever Seated Row exercise. However, it's important to start with a lighter weight to ensure proper form and prevent injury. It's also beneficial to have a trainer or experienced individual supervise the first few sessions to ensure the exercise is being done correctly. As with any exercise, beginners should gradually increase the weight as they become more comfortable and stronger.

What are common variations of the Lever Seated Row?

  • Wide-Grip Lever Seated Row: By using a wider grip, you can target your upper back and rear shoulder muscles more effectively.
  • Close-Grip Lever Seated Row: This variation targets more of the lower lats and middle back, providing a comprehensive back workout.
  • Underhand Grip Lever Seated Row: This variation emphasizes the lower lats and biceps by using an underhand grip.
  • Lever Seated Row with Pause: This variation involves pausing at the peak of the contraction, which can help increase time under tension and boost muscle growth.

What are good complementing exercises for the Lever Seated Row?

  • The Barbell Bent-Over Row is another complementary exercise as it engages not only the back muscles like the Lever Seated Row, but also works the glutes and hamstrings, promoting overall balance and stability which can improve the performance of the Lever Seated Row.
  • The Deadlift, while primarily a lower body and core exercise, also engages the back muscles, particularly the lower back, which can support the strength and stability needed for the Lever Seated Row, thus enhancing the effectiveness of the rowing movement.

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