Lever Seated Row

Lever Seated Row


This exercise involves sitting on a machine with a lever attached to a weight stack. The user pulls the lever towards their chest, engaging their back muscles, and then releases it back to the starting position. This exercise is commonly used to strengthen the upper back and improve posture.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Lever Seated Row Instructions

  1. Adjust the seat height so that the handles are at chest level.
  2. Sit on the machine with your feet flat on the footrests and your knees slightly bent.
  3. Grasp the handles with an overhand grip, keeping your elbows close to your sides.
  4. Slowly pull the handles towards your chest, squeezing your shoulder blades together as you do so.
  5. Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, then slowly release the handles back to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Lever Seated Row Form & Visual

Lever Seated Row

Lever Seated Row Benefits

  • Strengthens the back muscles, including the latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, and trapezius
  • Improves posture and spinal alignment
  • Increases grip strength and forearm muscles
  • Can be modified to target different areas of the back
  • Low impact exercise that is easy on the joints

Lever Seated Row Muscles Worked

  • Rhomboids
  • Trapezius
  • Latissimus dorsi
  • Erector spinae
  • Biceps

Lever Seated Row Variations & Alternatives

  • Close-grip seated row
  • Wide-grip seated row
  • Reverse-grip seated row
  • One-arm seated row
  • T-bar row
  • Bent-over barbell row
  • Bent-over dumbbell row
  • Cable seated row
  • Machine seated row