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Seated Row – Cables

Fitness Institute Cable Row

Written by Kristine Beissner

January 2, 2020

Gym Exercises

Machine: Life Fitness Low Row

To begin, place both feet on the steps and take hold of handles. Extend knees and set your back – this is the starting position (Figure 1).

Flex elbows as back muscles contract. Elbows move posteriorly (to the back) until handles touch the anterior (front) surface of the trunk (Figure 2).

Extend the elbows to return to the start position.

Classification of Exercise:

  • Compound

Major Joints: 

  • Glenohumeral Joint
  • Scapula
  • Elbow Joint

Major Muscles:

  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Posterior Deltoid
  • Trapezius
  • Rhomboids
  • Biceps Brachii

Joint Action During Concentric Phase:

  • Extension of the Shoulder (Glenohumeral joint)
  • Retraction of the Scapula
  • Flexion of the Elbow

Remember to seek the advice of your fitness trainer, medical and/or allied health professionals, if you are new to exercise or have an injury or medical condition to consider.

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