The difficulty performing the seated row exercise lies in maintaining trunk and head position, as there’s a strong tendency to arch your back (which places extra stress on your spine) as well as allow your head to look down.
This exercise targets your back, shoulders, biceps, forearm and trunk muscles.
Maintain position of your trunk, wrists and head during the exercise to facilitate muscle activation and joint protection.
If you’ve had a shoulder, low back or neck injury, check with your physical therapist before attempting.
Sit up tall and tilt the head upward slightly. Pull your shoulder blades back but do not arch your back. Next, pull your belly inward away from your pant line.
While maintaining trunk/head position, pull the bar toward your belly while keeping hands close to your thighs, extend to where the elbows are almost extended completely.
Repeat as directed by your physical therapist.
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We strongly recommend that you do not attempt to perform any of our exercises without formal training from our physical therapists so as to avoid potential injury. The exercises shown have specific purpose and yield benefits when performed in conjunction with a complete therapy program that is customized to each patient. The only way this can be initiated is through an initial evaluation.
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