Total Gym High Rows

Any form of rows are great for the lats and middle upper back muscles. If you change the angle of the row you can change the emphasis to involve more shoulders. Total Gym high rows are a cross between a cable row and an upright row and target the upper and middle trapezius as well as the medial and posterior deltoids. Any exercise which involves elevating the elbows above the shoulders can put excessive strain on the rotator cuff and this one is no exception.

If you have healthy shoulders, the Total Gym high row is an excellent exercise for building the top part of the physique. Since high rows are a compound movement the best time to do them is likely at the towards the beginning or middle of your workout as isolation exercises usually complete the workout.



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Required Fitness Equipment

Total Gym

Target Muscle(s)

Middle & Upper Trapezius

Levator Scapulae

Posterior Deltoids, Rhomboids,


BicepsBrachioradialis, forearms, Medial Deltoids




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