Friday, October 23, 2015

Row (Single Arm Standing Dumbbell)

Target MusclesLatissimus dorsi, trapezius, rhomboids, Infraspinatus, Teres major and minor, Biceps, Posterior deltoids
Starting Position:
1. Hold a dumbbell in your right hand, palm facing your body.
2. Bend forwards from the hips, placing your left hand and forehead on a bench to stabilize yourself. Your back should be flat and almost horizontal and your right arm fully extended.
The Movement:
1. Pull the dumbbell up towards your waist, drawing your elbow back as far as it can go. Keep the dumbbell close to your body.
2. Allow the dumbbell to touch your rib cage lightly. Pause for a count of one; then slowly lower the dumbbell until your arm is fully extended.
3. After completing the required number of repetitions, perform the exercise with your left arm.
• Keep your lower back flat and still- do not twist your trunk.
• Make sure you row the dumbbell to the side of your rib cage - do not pull the dumbbell up to your shoulder.