Cable Machine High Row
The cable machine high row is slightly different from the weight stack or plate loaded variation.
This machine has a seat and thigh pads like a lat pulldown station. But instead of a cable directly overhead, it has two cables high in front.
Once you sit down and grab the cables, the exercise is the same as any other high row. However, you have more control over your hand and arm position during the movement.
Single Arm Machine High Row
Usually, you do high row exercises with both arms simultaneously. But you have the option to work one arm at a time.
The single-arm high row enables you to concentrate more on the working muscle instead of thinking about moving both arms in unison.
Machine High Row Alternatives
Not every gym has a high row machine. But you can simulate this exercise in a few different ways using a standard cable apparatus.
Standing High Cable Row
Adjust the pulley to the highest position, so it’s above head level when standing. Then attach an EZ bar or dual strap handle.
Grab the handle and step back with your feet staggered for support. Start with your arms extended, then pull the handle down and back towards your chest.