Workout Wednesday: Standing Rows

Strengthen the muscles responsible for extending the shoulders.

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Standing Rows

This exercise is intended to strengthen the muscles responsible for extending the shoulders while engaging or involving the muscles of the core.

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For this exercise you will need an elastic band or tubing. Attach the band or tubing to a fixed stationary object or structure. Take one end of the tube or band in each hand. While standing on feet spread hip-width apart, squat slightly and stabilize your spine by contracting your core muscles.

From the position described, squeeze your shoulder blades together and draw your arms back against the resistance supplied by the band. Adjust resistance by moving closer to or farther away from the band’s point of attachment.

Perform all movements in a controlled fashion, relax and repeat as instructed.

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