Weekly Exercise

Exercise of the Week: Bent Over Row

This week’s exercise focuses on your back and chest. Form is very important- keeping your back straight and shoulders back, hinged at the hip will help prevent injury. Move extra slow until you have mastered the form.

  • Start with your feet about shoulder-width apart.
  • Hold a weight in each hand. You can use household items like water bottles or soup cans if you don’t have weights. Just be sure you can hold them securely.
  • Put your shoulders back, activate your core, and hinge forward at your hips (don’t curve your back). Your knees will be slightly bent.
  • I recommend you first practice the hinge movement, without weights, to ensure you’re moving correctly.
  • Now, lift a weight towards your shoulder, then return it to the starting position. Lift the opposite weight. Return it to the starting position. Then lift both at the same time.
  • Repeat the cycle 10-12 times for a set. Work towards 2-3 sets.

Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.

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