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Lever Reverse T-Bar Row

Lever Reverse T-Bar Row

The Lever Reverse T-Bar Row is an upper body exercise that primarily targets the muscles in the back, especially the lats (latissimus dorsi), rhomboids, and traps. This exercise is performed using a T-bar row machine or lever attachment, which adds stability and allows for a controlled range of motion. During this exercise, you start by positioning yourself with your chest against the pad and grabbing the handles with an overhand grip. With your knees slightly bent for balance, you engage your core and pull the handles towards your upper abdomen, squeezing your shoulder blades together at the peak contraction. The lever reverse T-bar row promotes a full range of motion, actively engaging the muscles throughout both the eccentric and concentric phases of the movement. Incorporating the lever reverse T-bar row into your training routine can help improve posture, increase upper back strength, and enhance overall back aesthetics. It can also assist in developing a stronger grip, which can be beneficial in various functional activities and other exercises. However, it's important to maintain proper form throughout the movement to prevent potential injury and maximize its effectiveness. Remember to avoid excessive swinging or using momentum to lift the weight; focus on contracting your back muscles while keeping a stable and controlled motion. Aim for controlled repetitions with a weight that challenges you but allows for proper form. As with any exercise, it's crucial to listen to your body, perform warm-up sets before diving into working weight, and gradually progress over time for optimal results.


  • Start by setting up a T-bar row machine with the lever attachment.
  • Stand in front of the machine and grasp the handles with an overhand grip.
  • Position your feet shoulder-width apart and slightly bend your knees.
  • Bend at the waist to bring your torso parallel to the floor.
  • This is your starting position.
  • Pull the handles towards your abdomen by retracting your shoulder blades.
  • Keep your elbows close to your body and exhale during this movement.
  • Pause at the top and squeeze your back muscles.
  • Slowly lower the handles back to the starting position while inhaling.
  • Repeat for the recommended number of repetitions.
  • Remember to maintain proper form throughout the exercise.
  • Adjust the weight according to your fitness level and goals.

Tips & Tricks

  • Maintain proper form and technique throughout the exercise.
  • Focus on pulling through your back muscles rather than using your arms.
  • Engage your core muscles and keep your back straight throughout the movement.
  • Start with lighter weights and gradually increase the resistance as your strength improves.
  • Use a controlled and slow tempo during both the concentric and eccentric phases of the exercise.
  • Ensure that your elbows are slightly bent and your shoulder blades are squeezed together at the peak of the movement.
  • Include the lever reverse T-bar row as part of a well-rounded back workout routine.
  • Listen to your body and take rest days as needed to allow for proper recovery.
  • Fuel your body with nutritious foods to support muscle growth and recovery.
  • Stay consistent with your training and gradually increase the intensity over time.

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