Exercise of the Week: Inverted Row (feet elevated) – This compound exercise has a general full back focus and provides easier and more difficult options.
Lay on back under fixed horizontal bar. Grasp bar with wide overhand grip. Place back of heels on elevated surface.
Keeping body straight, pull body up to bar. Return until arms are extended and shoulders are stretched forward. Repeat.
Fixed bar should be just high enough to allow arm to fully extend. Placing back of heels on elevated surface is optional. This exercise is typically performed without added resistance although additional weight can be placed on belly or pelvis. Partner can add and removing weight, and keep weight from sliding off belly. Resistance can be reduced by raising bar and positioning heels on floor. See Gravity Vectors for greater understanding of body angle influences resistance. Also known as Body Row or Supine Row.
Resistance can be reduced by placing feet on floor. Inverted Row
This exercise is typically performed without added resistance although additional weight can be placed on belly or pelvis. Weighted