- Lay on back under fixed horizontal bar. Grasp bar with wide
overhand grip. Place back of heels on elevated surface.
- Keeping body straight, pull body up to bar. Return until
arms are extended and shoulders are stretched forward. Repeat.
- Fixed bar should be just high enough to allow arm to fully
extend. Placing back of heels on elevated surface is optional.
This exercise is typically performed without
added resistance, although a weight vest can be worn or additional
weight can be placed on belly or pelvis. Partner can add and
remove weight, and keep weight from sliding off belly. Resistance
can be further reduced by performing movement from higher bar
and/or positioning heels on floor (see Inverted
Row on high bar). See Gravity
Vectors for greater understanding of how body angle influences
resistance. Also known as Weighted Body Row or Weighted Supine