Inverted Rows / Reverse Pull-ups
- Set the bar to your waist height.
- Lie on your back under the bar.
- Reach up and grip the bar with an overhand grip with both hands.
- Keeping your body straight, pull yourself up towards the bar by pulling your elbows as far back as you can and trying to touch the bar with your chest.
- Hold and squeeze your arm and back muscles.
- Lower yourself back to the start position in a controlled motion.
For this exercise, you can use a Smith machine bar, an Olympic bar on a rack or any other straight, sturdy bar set to the right height. The lower the bar is to the floor, the more intense it will be due to the starting angles of your arms.
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Inverted rows / reverse pull-ups is a gym work out exercise that targets lower back and upper back & lower traps and also involves abs and biceps and shoulders. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Bird dogs / alternating reach & kickbacks, cross body cable rows and kettlebell deadlifts are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as inverted rows / reverse pull-ups. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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