If you want to build your upper body strength, look no further than the seated row. It’s a strength training exercise that works the back and upper arms.
Seated cable rows work for multiple muscle groups. It increases upper-body strength by activating multiple muscle groups throughout the body, including back muscles like the latissimus dorsi in your middle back, the erector spinae muscles, the rhomboids in your upper back, and the lower trapezius. In addition, seated cable rows use your biceps and triceps as stabilizers during the movement.
It encourages good posture. When performing a seated row cable properly, keep your back straight and your knees bent. Maintaining this position during the exercise will work muscles that better your everyday posture.
It puts less strain on your lower back. A seated cable row emphasises your upper back while alleviating stress on your lower back compared to other compound exercises like barbell rows, dumbbell rows, deadlifts, or bench presses.