Seated Rows

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Seat and Chest Pad Adjustment:
• Adjust the seat height so that your chest is in line with the handles or attachment point.
• Set the chest pad at a height that comfortably supports your chest and prevents excessive leaning forward.
• Ensure the seat and chest pad positions allow for a full range of motion without strain.

Grip and Hand Placement:

• Choose a grip on the handles that suits your comfort and targets the muscles of the middle back effectively.
• Hold onto the handles with a firm grip, palms facing each other or in a neutral position.
• Adjust the handles so that your arms are fully extended when you grasp them.

Body Position and Posture:

• Sit on the machine with your back straight and chest against the chest pad.
• Maintain a neutral spine throughout the exercise, avoiding excessive arching or rounding of the back.
• Engage your core muscles to provide stability and support.

Initiating the Row:

• Inhale and retract your shoulder blades by pulling the handles or attachment toward your midsection.
• Focus on squeezing your middle back muscles during the contraction phase.
• Keep your elbows close to your body throughout the movement.

Range of Motion and Control:

• Aim for a full range of motion by allowing your arms to fully extend in the starting position and pulling until your elbows are bent at approximately 90 degrees.
• Control the movement during both the pulling and releasing phases, avoiding rapid or jerky motions.
• Maintain tension on the middle back muscles throughout the entire set.

Additional Information:

• Seated Rows primarily target the muscles of the middle back, including the latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, and middle trapezius.
• Adjust the resistance level to challenge your muscles without compromising form, and gradually increase it as your strength improves.
• Incorporate Seated Rows into your back workout routine for comprehensive development and improved posture.