Build Back Strength With Your Body Weight

Find out why STACK Expert Bill DeLongis prefers bodyweight back strengthening exercises to their barbell or dumbbell counterparts.

Inverted Rows

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Inverted Rows

Considered the opposite exercise of the Push-Up, these build balanced upper-body strength and prevent injury caused by bad posture.

  • Adjust barbell to hip height on squat rack
  • Lie on back with bar directly over chest and grasp bar with slightly-wider-than-shoulder-width grip
  • Keeping body rigid, pull body up until chest touches bar
  • Lower with control until arms are straight
  • Repeat for specified reps

Sets/Reps: 3×8-12


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