Inverted Row with Underhand Grip

Inverted Row with Underhand Grip

Muscles Worked

Primary

  • Lats
  • Trapezius
  • Rear Deltoids

Secondary

  • Biceps
  • Forearm Flexors
  • Rotator Cuff

Instructions

  • Place a barbell in a rack, high enough for you to be able to hang below it in straight arms, with your heels on the floor.
  • Grip the bar with an underhand grip, about shoulder-width apart. 
  • Inhale, and pull yourself up as high as you can, or until your chest touches the bar.
  • Exhale, while lowering yourself back to the starting position with control.

Commentary

The inverted row is a pulling exercise where you use your own bodyweight as resistance. You can make the exercise heavier by placing your feet on an elevation, or easier by raising the bar to a higher rack position.

In this variation of the exercise, you do it with an underhand grip, which could increase the involvement of your arm flexors. An alternative is to do the exercise with an overhand grip.

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