Seated to Standing Upright Cable Row
In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrate a seated cable row to standing cable row. This is a variation on the static seated cable row or standing cable row. This exercise focuses largely on training the muscles of the back and shoulders and focuses on pulling strength largely in the horizontal direction. Considerations for this exercise include:
- Start/Finish position – this exercise can be regressed to the static seated position to increase stability and reduce the complexity of the movement. Adding the sit to stand movement requires one to control the load through movement.
- Anchor point – one can change the pulling direction by changing the anchor point i.e floor level, knee height, waist height or shoulder height. Changes in this position will result in the pulling muscles working differently.
- Pulling arm – this exercise here is demonstrated with a bilateral arm pull. This could also be changed to include a single arm pull (cable or rope) which requires one to resist the rotational pull of the load across the midline.
- Load – this exercise is usually prescribed for strength – endurance and rep ranges of 8+ are usually prescribed.
This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.