Inverted Rows: What They Are and How to Do Them

June 28, 2022 by Byrdie

On a mission to build more upper body strength? Look no further than the inverted row—a dynamite, all-in-one move that packs a serious punch for your muscles. Essentially a horizontal pull-up, the inverted row (also known as a supine row) is arguably easier than the traditional vertical pull-up, but don't be fooled! This compound exercise targets multiple muscle groups to bring about a burn that will leave you fired up long after the workout.

That's not all. It's also a superb move for your shoulder stability as it requires you to control the position of your scapula. The inverted row is a workout suitable for all levels, and with various regressions and progressions, the exercise allows you to play around with body positions and hand grips to keep things fresh. Eager to learn more? Below, our experts reveal everything you need to know to get started with the inverted row.

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