Give This a Try – Inverted Row

The inverted row is a move most people don’t think to do.  It is however, one of the best kept secrets for developing your upper-back, lats, and traps.  This body weight exercise is especially good for people whose joints cannot take the stress of deadlifts or bent over rows. 

A few things to keep in mind when performing this exercise:

  • Palms away from you.
  • Elbows tucked in.
  • Keep your chin tucked and chest forward
  • Keep a flat back throughout the range of motion.

To vary this exercise for more advanced workouts, try these suggestions:

  • Feet elevated – prop your feet up on a box or bench.
  • Use rings or straps – instead of using a bar, hang straps or rings and use them to grab onto.
  • Add weight – Wear a weighted backpack or place a plate on your chest when you perform the move.

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