Rows are a fundamental pulling exercise which help strengthen the
muscles of the upper middle back. The exact muscles these Total Gym rows
strengthen help you prevent some of the most common muscle
imbalances and posture problems.
The primary difference between normal cable rows and doing them on the
Total Gym is you will be using a percentage of your own body weight for
resistance. Since you are in a seated position on the Total Gym bench which
is at an angle, you will have to work your core to stabilize your body in
the upright position while you isolate your back muscles and secondarily
work your arm muscles including the biceps.
Rows should be considered part of the foundation of any exercise program.
Total Gym rows can be part of this foundation but only if the resistance is
heavy enough. If you are able to top out the resistance of the Total Gym row
and are not able to increase the resistance, it is recommended that you
perform other forms of rows which you can have increased resistance such as