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Seated / Low Cable Row

Primary muscle group: Lower Back
Equipment: Cable station, Full gym

Warning: Do not swing or rock  back and forth as you perform this exercise. Doing so can cause lower back injury.

  1. Connect a V-bar attachment to the low pulley on a cable station or cable rowing machine.
  2.  Sit down at the station and place your feet on the foot pads or crossbar provided, while keeping your knees slightly bent.
  3. Lean forward, keeping your back straight and grip the V-bar handles with both hands.
  4. Keeping your arms fully extended pull back until your torso is at a 90-degree angle from your legs.
  5. Your back should be slightly arched, with your chest should be pushed out. This is the start position.
  6. Keeping your torso stationary, pull the handles back towards you while squeezing your back muscles.
  7. Keep your arms close to your sides until your hands reach your abdomen. Exhale as you perform this movement.
  8. Hold for a count of one.
  9. Inhale as you return to the start position in a smooth movement.
  10. Repeat.

Note: You can perform this exercise using a straight bar instead of a V-Bar.


You can use an underhand  or overhand grip

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Try these other exercises targeting the same primary muscle group:

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Seated / Low Cable Row

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