The Panatta Circular Rowing Machine is ideal for training the back muscles, with particular focus on the mid-upper part; the circular trajectory on the transverse plane determines a high activation of the mid-trapezius, rhomboids and rear deltoids, without leaving behind the work of the latissumus dorsi and biceps brachii.
The machine is equipped with gas-assisted height adjustment of the seat and depth adjustment of the chest rest to adapt to the size of any user; the two independent levers allow the load to be distributed symmetrically and balanced on both limbs, making it possible to work bilaterally or unilaterally, in the latter case also exploiting the fixed central handle.
The standard configuration of the Rowing Machine Circular includes fixed double handles that allow for a prone or neutral grip; as an option, the machine can be equipped with special jointed and rotating handles that allow the hands to be positioned at any angle. Using these handles, the grip can also be varied during the exercise in order to customize and vary the movement, excluding any forcing on the joint structures.
• Prone Grip
The movement occurs in a near transverse plane, with the humerus performing an almost pure abduction; muscle activation is concentrated on the upper back with a strong activation of the rear deltoid, together with the rhomboid and middle trapezius. The prone grip also limits the intervention of the elbow flexors (brachial and biceps brachii) by concentrating the work on the back.
• Neutral Grip
The movement shifts to an intermediate plane between the transverse and sagittal planes, combining abduction and extension of the humerus; in addition to the rhomboid and middle trapezius, the extensor muscles such as the latissimus dorsi and great round muscles are activated. The neutral grip implies a greater, although not yet optimal, intervention of the elbow flexors.
• Supine Grip
Only possible with optional rotating grips, the movement takes place close to the sagittal plane, the humerus extends over with a strong contribution of the latissimus dorsi and teres major; in this condition, moreover, the elbow flexors are in the best condition to express their potential.
PANATTA | HALL E – Stand 935