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Muscles Used


  • Hold your trunk tight and keep your back straight
  • Sit on the pad with knees slightly bent
  • Grip the attachment with palms in
  • Pull the cable to your waist while extending your back
  • Pull your shoulders back and push your chest forward
  • Lower the cable so your arms are extended and can feel a slight stretch in your back
  • Back should be flexed forward slightly

Muscles involved

  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Teres Major
  • Rhomboids
  • Posterior Deltoid
  • Infraspinatus
  • Biceps Brachii
  • Trapezius
  • Erector Spinae
— Mark @ 8:26 am, June 1, 2006


  1. I have a question,

    I spew at the first sight of lifting biceps curl… Its an excersise ive been using for a year with some good progress, but i hate it. It kills my lust for working out, But recently i tried rowing, and i was wondering. If i put the weight so hard that it was hard to do 8 rows and then hold a close grip, would it be effective biceps training?

    Comment by Veggiboah — October 2, 2008 @ 6:32 pm

  2. if the resistance was great enough to fatigue you after 8 reps then yes

    Comment by Ste — October 31, 2008 @ 9:01 pm

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