Inverted Row

Calisthenics / Intermediate

3 ratings

Equipment Needed

  • Smith Machine

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

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  • 12 reps
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  • 30 reps
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Average Sitewide Inverted Row Reps

  • 12 reps
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  • 15 reps
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  • #213
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Average Male Inverted Row Reps

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Average Female Inverted Row Reps

How to do Inverted Row:

Muscles Worked

Details

inverted row is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the traps and to a lesser degree also targets the forearms, triceps and middle back ...more

inverted row is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the traps and to a lesser degree also targets the forearms, triceps and middle back.

The only inverted row equipment that you really need is the following: smith machine. There are however many different inverted row variations that you can try out that may require different types of inverted row equipment or may even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper inverted row form is easy with the step by step inverted row instructions, inverted row tips, and the instructional inverted row technique video on this page. inverted row is a exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the inverted row video, learn how to do the inverted row, and then be sure and browse through the inverted row workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Do not let your wrists curl. They should be straight during the entire movement.
  2. Keep body in a straight line during the entire exercise.
  3. Pinch shoulder blades together at the top position.

Variations

  1. Put feet on a bench and perform exercise as noted.
  2. Have a partner place a weight plate on your chest and perform exercise as noted (partner should stand next to you to make sure weight does not fall off).

Other Names

  • Horizontal Pull-up
  • Inverted Barbell Row
  • Bodyweight Row

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

2 Review

  • ToMWP
    almost 6 years ago
    #

    I think the muscles in the picture of the "inverted row muscles worked" are wrong! :(

  • MC24
    about 5 years ago
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    The inverted row is a great exercise to incorporate into your back routine! When pulling your chest to the bar be sure to squeeze your shoulder blades together. that's critical to take some of the pressure off of the arm muscles. Also you can modify to make it a bit easier by planting your feet firmly underneath your knees. As you get stronger keep taking your feet out a little bit farther till you are vertical as shown in the video. Enjoy :) A strong back is mandatory!

Equipment Needed

  • Smith Machine

Tips

  1. Do not let your wrists curl. They should be straight during the entire movement.
  2. Keep body in a straight line during the entire exercise.
  3. Pinch shoulder blades together at the top position.

Variations

  1. Put feet on a bench and perform exercise as noted.
  2. Have a partner place a weight plate on your chest and perform exercise as noted (partner should stand next to you to make sure weight does not fall off).

Other Names

  • Horizontal Pull-up
  • Inverted Barbell Row
  • Bodyweight Row

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound