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Exercise Demonstrations

Bent Over Rows with Band

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Bent Over Rows with Band Exercise

Starting Position

Grab each handle and place feet on band, hip-width apart, toes forward. Stand tall with back straight, abs engaged, and knees soft. Bend forward from the waist with a flat back, arms extended under the shoulders, palms facing the body.

Action

EXHALE: Row the handles towards your chest, bringing the elbows up towards the ceiling and squeezing your shoulder blades together.

INHALE: Slowly return to the start position to complete one rep.

Special Instructions

Do not arch or round the back. Keep the abs engaged to protect your lower back. Keep wrists straight and in line with the forearms. If you canít bend parallel to the floor with a flat back, only bend as far forward as you can with a straight back. Make it easier: Bring legs closer together (closer to center of band) for less resistance. Make it harder: Place legs wider (closer to handles) to increase resistance.

Muscles Worked: Upper back, shoulders