Back Exercise - Standing Single Arm

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses standing single arm back strength exercises.

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Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses standing single arm back strength exercises.
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Featuring Jackson Sayers, BSc (Kinesiology)

Duration: 1 minute, 9 seconds

Single arm back rows can be done almost anywhere.

You can do them at home, you can do them in a gym, you can do them on a bench at a gym. But I think the bottom line is that you pick an item that you can lean up against and get your pelvis into a very strong position. This is the most important thing in most of these actual exercises, is getting your pelvis solid.

From there we simply get our back nice and flat. I see a lot of people with rounded backs, and they're just doing this motion like with the shoulder. We want to be thinking about let's get our pelvis strong, bend and then keep a loose hand on the grip and let that weight drop right down and then bring it up.

If we let the weight be nice and loose in our hands, it allows the shoulder to drop down, we've got that little bit of extra extension. Because this is really a back exercise and not an arm exercise.

So if we're nice and solid with the pelvis, we let the weight drop down, we can do a nice set of anywhere between 10 to 20 reps. You want to be slightly fatigued at the very end, but not over fatigued. So nice and steady single arm rows can be done almost anywhere.

Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Kinesiologist

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