Underhand Inverted Row (high bar)

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Underhand Inverted Row (high bar)

Instructions

Preparation

Stand facing arms length away from waist to head height horizontal bar. Grasp bar with shoulder width underhand grip. Position body under bar with legs, hips and spine straight. Arms should be straight, approximately perpendicular to body. Heels should make contact with floor with feet about perpendicular to legs.

Execution

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

Comments

Bar height can be adjusted to vary resistance. 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 using higher bar or pivoting on hips with lower bar.

Harder

Lowering bar so body is closer to floor will make exercise more challenging.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Pull

Muscles

Target

  • Back, General

Synergists

Dynamic Stabilizers

Stabilizers

Antagonist Stabilizers

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