Seated Machine Row: Muscles Worked & Technique

Seated Machine Row exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Seated Machine Rows

Muscles worked in Seated Machine Rows

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Seated Machine Rows

  • Adjust the machine to the correct settings, and sit down in the starting position.
  • Inhale and pull the handles towards you, as far as possible.
  • Exhale and slowly return the handles to the starting position again.


Machine row is a stable exercise for your pulling muscles, which means that you don’t have to think about balance or trajectory, but can focus on getting contact with the right muscles.

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