Cable Twisting Standing High Row

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Cable Twisting Standing High Row

Instructions

Preparation

Stand facing high pulley positioned slightly above head level. Grasp stirrup with one hand and step back so arm is straight. With leg of opposite side as loaded arm, plant forefoot far back on floor. Slightly bend knee of forward leg, same direction as foot. Allow shoulder with stirrup to be pulled forward with twist through waist.

Execution

Pull cable attachment to side of torso and rotate body toward side of pulling arm. Pull shoulder back and push chest forward. Return until arm is extended and shoulder is pulled forward. Repeat. Continue with opposite arm.

Comments

In standing position, both spinal rotation and hip rotation contribute to body's rotation. Because rear leg is only supported by forefoot, hip of forward leg is utilized (hip internal rotation / transverse adduction) much greater than hip of rear leg since forward leg offers more secured base of support.

Opposite Stance

With the legs in opposite stance, body will be turned more away from cable resulting in slight difference of muscle involvement throughout movement.

During movement:

Near end of pull:

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Pull

Muscles

Target

  • Back, General

Synergists

Synergist (as shown)

Synergists (opposite stance)

Dynamic Stabilizers

Stabilizers

Antagonist Stabilizers

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