How to Perform a Row

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Personal Trainer Charlotte Hellhoff demonstrates how to perform a row.

    Charlotte Hellhoff: Hi! I am Charlotte and this is Cinda and we are Performance Private Training. We are talking about how to get ready for swimsuit season. Cinda is going to show you how to perform a row.

    So we have a resistance band. So Cinda you are going to be standing on this, both feet, bending down nice straight back. Keeping your abs nice and tight, Cinda is working her upper back and her arms. Now you can go which is a one arm row, using only one side here of the band, really pull that arm up, squeeze between your shoulder blades. Now you may not have a resistance band at home, but you may have weights. Alright, so I am going to switch with you Cinda, here you go.

    Here are some weights, we are going to do the same exact exercise with the weights. Abs nice and tight, back straight, very good, excellent. Looking good, you can also do a one arm row with this then, just the way, it's very good. Good form, that's important when you exercise that you are keeping your abs tight, have good form. Otherwise, you can get hurt. Alright, Cinda I am going to give you a water jug here for substitution for the weights. Here we go. If you don't have any exercise equipment at home, you can grab whatever you have in your pantry. This works pretty well, right Cinda?

    Cinda: Yeah.

    Charlotte Hellhoff: Very good. Now performing it though, make sure that you start with about 5-8 repetitions. As you get stronger, you are adding on to those, maybe ending with 12-15. Next, we are going to talk about how to work your abdominals.