The reverse row is a basic prerequisite for training, allowing you to build up the size and strength in your back without putting on weight (except yourself). Are you sure you are doing the exercise properly?
For this basic requirement If you need to work out in the gym, you should settle for nothing more than a perfect shape – especially because it is such a simple and indispensable exercise that should serve as a central element of your workout plan. Let Men's Health Fitness Director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S. Brett Williams, who works with the fitness editor, guides you through the intricacies of the movement and keeps you from the bad habits that keep you from exhausting your fitness potential.
Before you slip under the bar and get ready to pull yourself up, note that this is the case. It is very important to pay attention to the subtleties of the movement. You will miss the potential back gains if you do not focus on your whole body position ̵
Squeeze Your Gluteus Muscle
Eb says: The reverse row is more than a back exercise, it's one Whole-body movement and a great way to teach your body the right posture, you focus on attacking your lats and middle back with the series motion, but you also have to build tension in the rest of your body.
When you get on the line If you set up a straight line from the upper body through your feet, and this requires more work than you think to keep your entire midsection in the right position, by now you know that you need to keep your abs tight, but in truth it gives you not a straight line You also need to pinch your buttock muscles to bring your pelvis and hips into a neutral position. Hold your glutes and abs for the life of the set.
Press your shoulder blades.
Eb says: Before you start rowing, make sure you squeeze your shoulder blades. This will bring your shoulder joints back into the pedestal and create a proper space for your rotator cuff tendons to work. If you do, you'll also improve our push-up form – a reverse row position is essentially an upside-down push-up.
Put the pole to your chest
Eb says: Once you start rowing up, your goal is to touch the pole to your lower chest. Notice how I said that: You pull the pole to your chest, not your chest to the pole. Imagine that, because that helps you focus on the narrow, board-like posture.
Your ultimate goal is to connect the chest and the pole. However, if you are thinking of pulling your chest to the perch (rather than what I suggest), you will find that you are doing too much to get to the perch and take the stress off your back. You'll begin to curve your back to cheat the bar, or you can use a "mini-kip" that uses a hint of hip movement to create some momentum towards the bar. None of these things can really help you attack your Rhomboids and Lats. Remember to keep your entire body taut (and squeeze those glutes!) And then pull the rod to your chest, and your shape will be firmer.
Go as high as possible.
Eb says: Do not chase the random standard when the beam touches the body. Not everyone will bring their torso to the bar in the reverse row; If you are a few feet short, that's fine. When you touch the chest with the chest, it is about the strength of the back, as well as the flexibility of the chest and the mobility of the shoulders.
If you have a desk job, the "full" movement here can be more difficult than you think. But do not push it; If you push beyond your natural range, there is a risk that the humeral head will slide forward to complete the movement (rather than actually getting your muscles to do the work). Instead, climb as high as possible. When you reach this point, pause and squeeze your back muscles. Concentrate on stretching your chest regularly if you do not make reverse rows. Gradually, your functional range of motion improves for the reverse row.
Playing with Grip Position
Eb says: The reverse row should be fun. It's an exercise with a plethora of applications, and you can do it almost anywhere and on anything (think barbell, branch, etc.).
Work to learn a standard double overhand grip at about shoulder width, but also incorporate other parts: try mixed grips, underhand grips, wide grips, and narrow grips. They improve forearm strength, increase shoulder mobility, and slightly alter the overall core and back requirements of your body. Brett Williams