T bar rowing
COURTESY OF GLOBAL FITNESS
Major muscles used
- Latisimus Dorsi - Upper back
- Latisimus Dorsi - Lower lats
Performing T bar rowing
- Straddle a T-bar rowing machine or bar with your feet firmly on the ground.
- Using a narrow grip, hold the bar slightly off the ground so your back is straight and not hunched.
- If using a T-bar machine as in this video, allow your upper body to rest on the incline bench. If using a barbell with T-bar attachment instead of a machine, bend your legs and keep your upper body as straight as possible, but bend over at the waist.
- Lift the bar up toward your body with your back by squeezing your shoulder blades together.
- Bring the weight up as high as you can, or until it touches your lower chest.
- Your elbows should be pointing up and slightly out as you lift.
- Return to the starting position in a slow, controlled manner.
- Don't swing or rock to gain momentum. And don't stand up with legs or move the positioning of your back in effort to lift the weight.
- Don't let the weight fall down, lower it slowly resisting the weight.
Alternative exercises to T bar rowing
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