Kneeling on the Total Gym dramatically increases the difficulty of any
exercise. Kneeling increases the exercise difficulty not by increasing
resistance but by increasing the requirement for stabilization. The increased
requirement for stabilization is simply because you must stabilize your legs as
well as your core/waist (as opposed to sitting in which you solely need to
stabilize the core).
Rows are one of the best back
exercises because they work a large portion of the back's total mass
including the important, deep postural muscles including the
rhomboids. Because of the muscles recruited, kneeling rows on the Total
Gym can be a great exercise to use to strengthen the common weak muscles in
hunchback posture due to the sedentary lifestyle.
You can do the Total Gym kneeling rows at any point of your Total Gym
workouts although you want to consider what your primary focus is. If your
goal is to build the back muscles, using extra resistance and performing
regular Total Gym rows is probably a better idea. If your goal is
functional strength this is a perfect exercise to rev up your back workout
and fitness program.