Posts Tagged ‘row’

Move of the Week: Bird-dog Row

What sounds like a 1970s rock band, that’s also a great rowing exercise? THE MOVE: Bird-dog Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull: mid and upper back. Core stability. WHY DO IT: No, the Bird-dog Row isn’t another great 1970s rock band. It is however, a great exercise that both challenges your rotary stability and forces you…

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Move of the Week: Push-up Plank Kettlebell Row

Happy Cinco! THE MOVE: Push-up Plank Kettlebell Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull, core: upper back, abs, obliques, and core stability. WHY DO IT: What happens when you combine two good things? In the case of, let’s say, peanut butter and nutella, the end result might be better than either of those individually. In the case…

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Move of the Week: Kettlebell Bent-over Row

With the warm, almost summer-like weather recently, it looks like spring has arrived! Well here’s Move of the Week as always. THE MOVE: Kettlebell Bent-over Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull: upper and mid back, lats, and posterior chain. WHY DO IT: If you don’t have much room or much equipment, the Kettlebell Bent-over Row is…

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Move of the Week: Trap-bar Pendlay Row

We’re getting our first taste of snow this week. We’re also getting another edition of Move of the Week. Here it is!  THE MOVE: Trap-bar Pendlay Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull: back, lats, posterior chain. WHY DO IT: You can do more than just deadlifts with a trap-bar. We’ve written before about the trap-bar…

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Move of the Week: Standing Rope Fallout

Time to kick of November the only way we know how. With a new Move of the Week! THE MOVE: Standing Rope Fallout MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core stability; abs, shoulders, arms. WHY DO IT: We’ve done a few things to build core stability and core strength here in Move of the Week; the most similar of…

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Move of the Week: 3-pt Dead-stop Row

The weather is changing fast here in New York, and it looks like warm weather has had its last hurrah. But we’re still here for Move of the Week! THE MOVE: 3-pt Dead-stop Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull; upper and mid back, lats, core. WHY DO IT: Rows are an important part of strength-training here at…

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Move of the Week: Reverse-grip Inverted Row

We’ve been getting some good weather up here in New York. On a totally unrelated note, it’s time for Move of the Week! THE MOVE: Reverse-grip Inverted Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: horizontal pull; upper and mid back, lats. WHY DO IT: For today’s Move, I’ve decided to change the pace a little and feature a bodyweight…

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Move of the Week: Chest-supported Row w/ Opposite Arm Iso Hold

I don’t want you guys to end up with your shoulders rounded forward from last week’s bench press, so in order to balance it out, I have almost no choice but to feature a row today. Enjoy it!  THE MOVE: Dumbbell Chest-supported Row w/ Opposite Arm Iso Hold MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pulling pattern: lats,…

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Move of the Week: Landmine Meadows Row

For our Move of the Week today, here’s a great rowing variation you can do with the landmine, with a few secondary benefits! THE MOVE: Landmine Meadows Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull: lats, upper and mid back. WHY DO IT: Remember when I spoke at length about the importance of horizontal pulling here? That…

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Move of the Week: Barbell Row

Happy Monday! Here’s a Move of the Week to properly kick off the week to follow. Enjoy! THE MOVE: Barbell Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull: lats, upper and mid back. WHY DO IT: I’ll be the first to say that there is nothing fancy or complicated about today’s edition of Move of the Week…

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