How to Do Seated Machine Row: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

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

  1. Adjust the machine to the correct settings and sit down in the starting position.
  2. Inhale and pull the handles towards you, as far as possible.
  3. 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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