Low Row Exercise
Back Strengthening Exercises Video Series
The low row is the last of the workouts in the back strengthening
exercises video series.
This one does require a specific piece of
equipment found at the gym.
If you don't have a gym membership or home equipment, this can be
modified to use resistance bands or dumbbell weights.
To use dumbbell weights, just follow the same instructions but instead
of using the machine, you will hold the weights in the same position as
the machine would have the cable.
For resistance bands, you will need to find an anchor to place the
bands around. You want to make sure the bands are positioned directly
in front of you and slightly lower than your chest.
If you cannot find an anchor point low enough for sitting, you can also
do this back exercise while standing.
This back strengthening workout is similar to the bent over row.
However, instead of being bent over, you will be sitting with your back
You want to do this exercise with slow and controlled movements to
really engage the back muscles.
This workout is just one in a series of many back exerices.
This is the last of these exercise videos. If you want to see more, use
the previous button located after the video.
Exercise #6 - Low Row Exercise
The video and step by step are based on using a row machine at the gym
or your home equipment. If you are using dumbbell weights or resistance
bands, see above comments on how to modify this workout.
Adjust your seating on the gym equipment before beginning. You want to
make sure you are sitting inline with the cables on the machine.
The cables should not be too high or too low. They should be about
slightly below chest level.
- Hold the cables with the your palms facing you.
- Place your feet into the foot position on the machine to
help hold you in the proper position.
- Slowly begin to pull the cable back until your elbows are
behind you and your shoulder blades are almost touching.
- Slowly return to the starting position as you inhales
- Repeat this for several reps exhaling while you pull back.
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly.
This video uses a barbell for this exerise.
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Strength training helps build lean muscle mass which in turns increases
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Resistance Band Exercises
Resistance bands are a great piece of equipment to do all sorts of
strengthening exercises. They are inexpensive and easy to travel with so you can always get your
workout in for the day.
If you are just starting out with your workouts, then be sure to check
out these tips to ensure you have the right environment for your