Band Bent Over Row, Close




Equipment Needed:

Exercise Band

Workout type:

Strength Training, Toning

Body focus:


With feet shoulder width apart, stand on an exercise band and exchange it in hands so that it crisscrosses over feet; the band from the outside of your right foot will come across to your left hand and the band coming from the outside of your left foot will be in your right hand. Bend your knees slightly and lean over from your hips, getting your back as close to parallel to the ground as you can. Keep a flat back and turn your palms in towards each other. Slowly bend your elbow and pull it up and back at your sides to bring your hands level to your waist. Slowly lower your hands back down under your shoulder, then repeat the motion. Up and back down is one repetition.

Purpose of the exercise

The Band Bent Over Close Row is a version of a Barbell Row that targets the rear deltoids and rhomboids of the upper back. This motion effectively isolates the lower portion of the rhomboid, developing strong and toned upper back muscles that are required to offset the strength of the pectoral muscles of the chest. The Band Bent Over Close Row is an excellent exercise to incorporate into an upper body home workout for toning or strength training. It is a good exercise for any level exerciser as its difficulty is easily modified.


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