Strap rows

A stabilization exercise involving the upper extremity and anterior aspect of the trunk and hip.

  • NOTE: ensure the straps are set and secure, and ensure your feet/shoes will be secure on a non-slippery floor
  • standing upright, securely grip the handles, elbows bent and hands at the sides of your torso
  • keep your shoulders and chest wide, body straight, and spine neutral
  • maintaining this body position, from head to toe, gently lean back from the straps
  • straighten your elbows while preventing them from flaring out to the side, leaning back from the straps
  • pull-up or “row” to return to the start position
  • repeat as needed
  • Be mindful that as the angle from upright increases the load/challenge greatly increases