Underhand High Row with Exercise Bands
The underhand high row is a great exercise for hitting the lower lats. The lower lats are the hardest part of the latissimus dorsi to target, and I feel that you need to develop your whole body evenly. Without a strong base, it is difficult to get perfect posture, and this exercise helps build a strong base.
Primary Muscles Used
Underhand High Row with Exercise Bands Instructions
- Anchor the exercise bands to a point higher than head level.
- Grab the handles and step back away from the anchor position. The farther you step away from the anchor, the more challenging the exercise will be.
- Kneel down on one knee facing the anchor point, and tighten your glutes, focusing on the leg that is up.
- Position your arms at your side with an underhand grip.
- Slowly let the bands pull your arms up and out towards the anchor point.
- After you have a good stretch, pull your arms back. Pull your elbows down and back using your back to perform the exercise.
- Squeeze your shoulder blades together and pause.
- Slowly return to the starting position.
Tim's list of benefits for the Underhand High Row with Exercise Bands
- This exercise creates an awesome base for the rest of your upper back. Strengthening your lower lats creates the foundation in which your upper back rests on.
- By kneeling on one knee and tightening your glute you really work on using glutes as stabilizers and this stabilization will help you in every day activities.
- Exercise bands can be used almost anywhere.
- Any exercise strengthening your upper back will help improve your posture.
- Since this exercise uses your lower back as a stabilizer, it will decrease lower back pain.
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