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Build a Strong, Defined Back: Mastering the Seated Cable Row Exercise

A strong and defined back is essential for good posture, and overall balance in your physique. Seated cable rows are an excellent exercise for targeting the back muscles and building a strong, athletic look.


The seated cable row is a compound exercise that works multiple muscle groups in the back, including the latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, and the lower and middle trapezius. This exercise also recruits the biceps, forearms and the core muscles to stabilize the torso during the movement.


To perform the exercise, sit down on a seated cable row machine and adjust the seat so that the handles are level with your waist. Grab the handles with an overhand grip and sit up tall, keeping your chest out and shoulders back. Pull the handles towards your chest, squeezing your shoulder blades together as you do so. Make sure to keep your elbows close to your body, rather than flaring out to the sides, as this will target the back muscles more effectively. Slowly release the handles to the starting position.


It is important to use a weight that allows you to perform 8-12 reps with proper form, and to focus on controlling the movement throughout the entire range of motion. This exercise can be done in a higher rep range for endurance, or in a lower rep range for strength. You can also vary the width of the grip to target different areas of the back muscles.


Incorporating seated cable rows into your workout routine can help to improve posture, and build a strong, defined back. They are a great exercise to include in your back day or as a complement to other exercises like pull-ups, and pull-downs.


In conclusion, Seated cable rows are an excellent exercise for targeting the back muscles and building a strong, athletic look. This exercise works multiple muscle groups in the back and it's important to perform it with proper form and using a weight that allows you to perform 8-12 reps. Incorporating seated cable rows into your workout routine can help to improve posture, and build a strong, defined back. Remember to vary the width of the grip to target different areas of the back muscles.


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Coach Kiki McClellan




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