Seated Back Row – Exercise of the Week
When looking to build as strong and balanced of a body as possible; you simply can’t neglect to work on your back muscles. A large muscle group, they are key in terms of assisting with posture and function and should not be overlooked (simply because you do not see your back straight in front of you). Here this blog post shows you how to complete the seated back row exercise to work on your back muscles – complete with instructions and pictures from within Westpark Fitness.
Seated Back Row
When completing this seated back row exercise for the first time, select a lower weight that you are comfortable exercising with until you become more familiar with the movement. To begin, sit down on the cushion of the machine and place your feet against the pads in front of you. Your legs should be straight and only have a slight bend at the knees – meaning that you sit in a solid position. Hold the handle with both hands and sit in an upright position.
Engage your back muscles as you pull the handles towards your body to complete the movement. Note that your body should stay as still as possible throughout the movement – meaning that your back muscles have to work harder and remain engaged to support the weight at all times. Straighten out your arms again back to the starting position and that is one repetition (rep) completed. Talk to any member of our friendly fitness team to see the exact number of reps and sets that will work best for you to reach your health and fitness goals. They will also be happy to give you a demonstration of the exercise and answer any other questions and queries you may have.
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