The Proper Way to Perform Seated Rows by Antonio T
The seated row is a very simple exercise that is very effective for building up the back musculature – if it is performed correctly. First I will go through the proper performance of the exercise, then I will talk about a few of the common mistakes that I see daily in the gym.
First pick a weight that you can handle – this isn’t a “show off” exercise. If you pick a weight that is too heavy you are going to use sloppy form, cheat, and possibly get hurt.
Next sit down on the bench, lean forward and grab the handles, and sit back up into a nice upright position with your arms being pulled out by the weight. This is your body position for the entire exercise – SITTING UPRIGHT.
To start the movement let your arms fully stretch forward, and your shoulders round forward (see the pictures below)…continue reading.