- Straddle head of bench and grasp stirrups on two high pulley
cables. Lie on bench with stirrups in each hand and arms extended
- Pull stirrups down to each side of chest until elbows are
behind back and shoulders are pulled back. Return until arms
are extended and shoulders are stretched upward. Repeat.
- Pulleys should not be too far apart, as they are on standard
cable crossover machines. Stirrups on pulleys should be high
enough to allow shoulders to stretch forward when arms extend.
Pull shoulder blades together when completing pull. Other rowing
exercises should be considered if resistance required begins
to exceed upper body weight since back will begin to raise up
off of bench.