Exercise The Right Way - The Seated Row

Exercise The Right Way - The Seated Row

Exercise Advice

Here''s a great article about exercises which talks about all the ways that exercise helps you lose weight and get in shape fast. Basically, the healthier your diet and the more calories you burn by increasing your metabolism, the more weight you''ll lose. Of course, with some extra help from a real good workout program, things will go even faster. Read on for more advice on finding the best exercises for you.

Other articles in this series looked at a number of exercises, mainly from the perspective of developing a comprehensive muscle building program. Sometimes we take things for granted, especially when it comes to performing the basic exercises that constitute the core of most bodybuiders'' training regimes.It is useful, therefore, to describe in detail the processes involved in actually doing these exercises. This will help beginners to start out using the correct techniques before moving on to potentially more dangerous heavy weights. If it also helps more experienced lifters to redress some of the little faults that have almost imperceptibly crept in over the years, all the better.In this article we''ll take a close look at the seated row using a machine.MUSCLES TARGETED: latissimus dorsi, teres major, middle trapezius, rhomboidsPREPARATIONGrasp the handles with a closed, pronated grip.STARTING POSITIONSit down on the seat facing the chest pad of the machine.Place the feet on the foot supports.Sit erect and press the torso against the chest pad.Extend the elbows fully.This is the starting position for all repetitions.BACKWARD MOVEMENTPull the handles towards the chest.Maintain an erect torso position and keep the elbows next to the ribs.Pull the handles as far back as possible.Keep all movement smooth.FORWARD MOVEMENTKeep the elbows next to the ribs and allow the handles to move back to the starting position.Keep the torso in the same position.Repeat or finish set.

TIP: As you can tell by reading this, there''s a lot of stuff to know when you''re deciding whether or not to use this approach. In the meantime, be careful choosing which foods you eat, determine how much fat is in a serving portion, and balance your body''s nutritional requirements so as to maximize fat reduction over total weight loss.

Rick Mitchell is the creator of the bodybuildingadvisor.com website that provides guidance and information to athletes at all levels of bodybuilding experience. Go to Bodybuilding Advice to learn more about the issues covered in this article.

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