|Utility:||Basic or Auxiliary|
Stand facing arms length away from waist to head height horizontal bar. Grasp bar with wide overhand 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.
Keeping body straight, pull body up to bar. Return until arms are extended and shoulders are stretched forward. Repeat.
Bar height can be adjusted to vary resistance. See Gravity Vectors for greater understanding of how body angle influences resistance. Also known as Body Row or Supine Row.
Resistance can be reduced by using higher bar or pivoting on hips with lower bar.
Lowering bar so body is closer to floor will make exercise more challenging. If next lower bar position is too difficult, place feet on platform, fraction of height as difference between bar height increments.
- Back, General
- Trapezius, Middle
- Trapezius, Lower
- Latissimus Dorsi
- Teres Major
- Deltoid, Posterior
- Teres Minor
- Pectoralis Major, Sternal