ABSTRACT: THE INVERTED ROW IS A MULTIJOINT UPPER-BODY EXERCISE THAT CAN INCREASE SHOULDER GIRDLE AND LUMBAR SPINE STABILITY, UPPER-BODY MUSCULAR PULLING STRENGTH, AND PERFORMANCE OF ACTIVITIES REQUIRING HIGH LEVELS OF RELATIVE STRENGTH. THIS EXERCISE AND ITS VARIATIONS CAN BE PROGRESSED, REGRESSED, AND PERFORMED THROUGHOUT A TRAINING YEAR. THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES A DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND FIGURES OF THE PROPER EXERCISE TECHNIQUE FOR AN INVERTED ROW.
Department of Physical Therapy and Movement Science, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut
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Peter Ronai is an Associate Clinical Professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Eric Scibek is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Connecticut.