Inverted Row

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Inverted Row


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Pull



Lay on back under fixed horizontal bar. Grasp bar with wide overhand grip.


Keeping body straight, pull body up to bar. Return until arms are extended and shoulders are stretched forward. Repeat.


Fixed bar should be just high enough to allow arm to fully extend. See Gravity Vectors for greater understanding of body angle influences resistance. Also known as Body Row or Supine Row.


Resistance can be reduced by raising bar or sitting on hips.


Placing back of heels on elevated surface can make exercise slightly more challenging. This exercise is typically performed without added resistance, although additional weight can be placed on belly or pelvis.

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