Underhand Inverted Row

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Underhand Inverted Row

Instructions

Preparation

Lay on back under fixed horizontal bar. Grasp bar with shoulder width underhand grip.

Execution

Keeping body straight, pull body up to bar. Return until arms are extended and shoulders are stretched forward. Repeat.

Comments

Fixed bar should be just high enough to allow arm to fully extend. See Gravity Vectors for greater understanding of body angle influences resistance. Also known as Underhand Body Row or Underhand Supine Row.

Easier

Resistance can be reduced by raising bar or pivoting torso on hips instead of heels.

Harder

Placing back of heels on elevated surface can make exercise slightly more challenging. This exercise is typically performed without added resistance although additional weight can be placed on belly or pelvis.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Pull

Muscles

Target

  • Back, General

Synergists

Dynamic Stabilizers

Stabilizers

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