The rowing pattern is one of the best things you can do to maintain healthy shoulders. However, because of our all too common forward hunched “desk jockey” posture, a bilateral row can turn ugly really fast. How do you combat it?
Insert the Single Arm Dumbbell Row!
There are some simple keys to nailing your Single Arm Row:
- Lock your trunk in position and keep it active during change of direction (top and bottom)
- Reach the arm to the floor first before starting the upward movement, maximizing range of motion for the shoulders
- Move through as much range as you can with the Lats before bending the elbow and finishing the upward movement.
- Oh yeah, don’t forget the other side!
The result: Obliques and Lats will be SMOKED and your shoulders will leave feeling better than when you walked in!