Cat Back Row
How to: Cat Back Row
Primary Muscles Used:Back, Biceps, Lats, Posterior Deltoid, Rhomboids, Traps
Exercise Families:Horizontal Pull
- Connect the close-grip attachment to the lat pulldown. Place both hands on the close-grip attachment with a neutral grip (palms facing inwards). Standing directly behind the seat, plant one of your feet firmly on the floor and the other on the seat in front of you. With your arms extended, hinge from your hips so that your torso is at a 45-degree angle to the floor and your arms are in line with your ears, pushing your hips back slightly. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Exhale. Extend your hips and lift your torso to come to an upright position. At the same time, bend your elbows to pull the attachment in towards your chest. Pull your shoulder blades down and back slightly to push your chest out, finishing in a slightly leaned back position. You should feel a squeeze between your shoulder blades.
- Inhale. Slowly lower your torso and extend your arms to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
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