Static Seated Bodyweight Cable Row

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating a static bodyweight cable row.  This is a variation on the traditional horizontal row that is often prescribed to train the muscles of the back i.e. lats, rhomboids, trap and muscles of the shoulder girdle.  Adding the static bodyweight squat hold requires one to maintain stability through the body whilst performing the row.

Variations on this exercise can include:

  • Start position – seated (increased stability) vs split kneeling, static squat or lunge position or standing (less stable)
  • Load
  • Bilateral (2 hand pull) vs single arm pull (you will be required to maintain a stable trunk against the rotational pull
  • Static (no movement in torso) vs dynamic (movement through the torso)

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.

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