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Row Machine

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Latissimus Dorsi
Secondary Muscles: Low Back
Body Area: Back
Modality Types: Machines Machines
Equipment: Precor Seated Row

Row Machine

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Arms are straight; head is neutral; shoulders are level and upper body is leaning forward from the hips with the shoulders in front of the hips.
  • Start the drive by pressing with your legs, and then pull your back through the vertical position before finally adding the arm pull.
  • Shoulders remain low and relaxed.
  • Finish with upper body is leaning back slightly. Legs are extended and handle is held below your ribs.


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