If you’re looking to really build up your upper body then one of the most beneficial compound exercises you could ever wish for, is the inverted bodyweight row, and best of it, this exercise requires just your bodyweight for resistance, and it is one of the most popular and beneficial bodyweight exercises you could ever wish for.
These bodyweight rows may sound relatively easy as they require just your bodyweight, but in reality, they’re some of the most intense and grueling exercises you’ll ever encounter, and they can be adjusted to be even harder if you still think they’re a little too easy for you.
How To Perform Inverted Bodyweight Rows
- To complete this exercise you’ll need to be using a fixed bar to grab on to. Begin by laying flat on the ground on your back, with the bar just out of arm’s reach.
- Next, you want to grab the bar above you, with your hands roughly shoulder width apart.
- You will now need to completely extend your arms until they’re in a hanging position whilst grabbing the bar.
- Now, you need to slowly pull yourself upwards off the ground towards the bar, making sure to tuck in your elbows so that they’re situated around 45 degrees away from your armpits.
- Slowly lead upwards with your chest, until your sternum ever so slightly grazes the bar.
- Slowly lower yourself back down towards the ground, until your arms are once again in a fully extended position.
- Repeat this exercise for the necessary amount of reps required.
- Make sure to try and keep your body in as straight a line as is possible, and make sure to contract your abs as you pull yourself up off of the ground.