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Seated V-Bar Cable Row

Neutral-Grip Seated Cable Row

Exercise Machine / Beginner
  • Middle Back
  • Shoulders
  • Biceps
  • Lats
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How to do the Seated V-Bar Cable Row - Learn Proper Seated V-Bar Cable Row Form

  1. Step 1: Attach a V-bar to a rowing machine and sit on the bench with your feet on the foot rest and your knees slightly bent.
  2. Step 2: Grasp the V-bar so that your palms are facing forward.
  3. Step 3: Extend your arms as you lean backward, achieving a 90 degree angle between your waist and your legs. Slightly arch your back so that your chest protrudes. This is your starting position.
  4. Step 4: Without moving your torso, exhale as you pull the V-bar towards your body until it nearly touches your chest.
  5. Step 5: Contract your back muscles for a count and then inhale as you slowly return the V-bar back to starting position.
  6. Step 6: Repeat for a complete set.

Seated V-Bar Cable Row Variations and Seated V-Bar Cable Row Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Grasp a straight bar with palms facing down.
  2. Variation 2: Grasp a straight bar with palms facing up.

Seated V-Bar Cable Row Tips

  1. Tip 1: Keep your abs tight and your torso stationary to reduce risk of injury to the back.
  2. Tip 2: When you pull the V-bar straight back your arms should form a 90 degree angle.

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Seated V Bar Cable Row Muscles Worked

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Seated V Bar Cable Row Equipment

Seated V Bar Cable Row Training Details

The seated v-bar cable row is a exercise machine exercise that primarily targets the middle back and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, biceps, and lats.

The only seated v-bar cable row equipment that you really need is the following: cable machine. There are however many different seated v-bar cable row variations that you can try out that may require different types of seated v-bar cable row equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper seated v-bar cable row form is easy with the step by step seated v-bar cable row instructions, seated v-bar cable row tips, and the instructional seated v-bar cable row technique video on this page. The seated v-bar cable row is a pull exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the seated v-bar cable row video, learn how to do the seated v-bar cable row, and then be sure and browse through the seated v-bar cable row workouts on our workout plans page!

Seated V Bar Cable Row Sports


Seated V Bar Cable Row Force Type: Pull
Seated V Bar Cable Row Mechanics Type: Compound
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2 Reviews
  • AaronV
    over 2 years ago #

    Not as good as dumbbell rows.

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  • JoelJonathan
    about 2 years ago #

    I like the way that the seated row targets the middle of my back but the one negative for me is it can be difficult to keep your lower back in neutral and get in and out of position while still piling on enough weight to really make a difference. Personally, I much prefer some type of barbell row, dumbbell row, chin-up, or deadlift.

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