- Grasp suspension handles and momentarily step back until
arms are extended forward and straight. While keeping arms straight
and shoulders back, step forward so body reclines back behind
suspension handles. Position body and legs straight at desired
angle, hanging from handles with arms straight.
- Pull body up so sides of chest make contact with handles
while keeping body and legs straight. Return until arms are extended
straight and shoulders are stretched forward. Repeat.
- At higher angles, feet can be placed flat on floor. When
angled further back, only heels may contact floor with forefeet
raising upward. Dismounting can be achieved by walking backward
until body is upright. Also known as Suspended Body Row.
- Resistance is least when body is positioned upright at top
of exercise. Movement can be made easier with staggered foot
position by placing one foot slightly back.
- This movement can be made more challenging by placing feet
more forward, thereby angling body back at initiation of movement.
In which case, stance can be on heels with forefeet pointing
upward. See Gravity
Vectors for greater understanding of how body angle influences