|Utility:||Basic or Auxiliary|
Lay on back under fixed horizontal bar. Grasp bar with shoulder width underhand grip.
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. See Gravity Vectors for greater understanding of how body angle influences resistance. Also known as Underhand Body Row or Underhand Supine Row.
Resistance can be reduced by raising bar or pivoting torso on hips instead of heels.
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.
- Back, General
- Trapezius, Middle
- Trapezius, Lower
- Latissimus Dorsi
- Teres Major
- Deltoid, Posterior
- Teres Minor
- Pectoralis Major, Sternal