Machine seated row

The machine seated row is a popular exercise targeting the back muscles, particularly the lats (latissimus dorsi), rhomboids, and middle and lower trapezius. There is a wide variety of seated row machines, but most of them approximate the motion of a free-weight row, but in an upright, forward-facing position. Machine row variations are often performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more, as part of an upper-body or back-focused portion of a workout.


  1. Builds size and strength in the latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, middle and lower traps, and biceps
  2. Can go heavier than most free-weight row variations
  3. Machines often have different grip options to choose from
  4. Easy to change weight for dropsets

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