- Sit on seat and grasp handles with each hand. Place feet
on vertically angled platform. Slide hips back with knees slightly
- Pull handles to waist while straightening torso upright.
Pull shoulders back and push chest forward while arching back.
Return until arms are extended, shoulders are stretched forward,
and lower back is flexed forward. Repeat.
- Exercise is performed on apparatus with no chest pad, in
contrast to standard lever seated
row machine. This exercise is more similar to Cable
Seated Row. Begin with light weight and add additional weight
gradually to allow lower back adequate adaptation.
Do not pause or bounce at bottom of lift. Do not lower weight
beyond mild stretch. Full range of motion through lower back
will vary from person to person. For even greater hip and low
back articulation, hips may be slid back further with knees straighter.
Also see Lever
Straight Back Seated Row (no chest pad) and Dangerous