Seated Low Cable Row Variations

A great exercise to work the back is the seated low pulley cable row. The thing that I really like about cable exercises is they provide constant tension on the muscles throughout the entire range of motion.

For some reason when you go into the gym the seated cable row machine will be set up with a V-Bar attachment. Don’t ask me why, but that’s just the way it is. Almost by default there will always be a V-Bar hooked on the low pulley seated cable row.

Now the V-Bar is certainly a good bar attachment.
But you are not limited to just using that attachment. You can experiment with all kinds of different bar attachments and work your back from several different angles.

Some different variations you can do include…

Face Pulls: using a rope attachment will work the upper back, rear delts, and traps.

Under Hand Grip Rows: using an EZ curl bar attachment will work the lower lats.

Wide Grip Rows: using a straight bar will work the inner back / rhomboids.

Narrow Grip Rows: using a straight bar or V-Bar will work the outer lats.

Seated Cable Row Attachments

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Give these different seated cable row variations a try in your next back workout and leave me a comment below letting me know how they work for you.

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  • Don’t worry about the clips, the gym I train at has at least 15 of these clips and I only used 4 of them for 5 minutes and then put them back when I was finished. The clips are just like any other piece of equipment at the gym, you can use it and then put it back when you are finished.