Wide Grip Bent Over Row

The Bent Over Row is a great exercise to incorporate into ones training program if you are wanting to build back strength. The bent over row involves the individual having to hinge at the hips, maintain a straight spine and pull the barbell up towards their chest to engage the back muscles.

In the video below we see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a wide grip bent over row.  Ideally this exercise should be performed where the individual will pull the bar up to touch their chest.  A lateral view of this exercise should show the individual maintaining a straight spine and hinging at the hips.  Therefore the individual is also required to brace their trunk and stabilise in order to hold this position.

This exercise can be performed with a variety of grips, ranging from pronated as demonstrated by osteopath Heath Williams or supinated (palms up).  The individuals grip width can also vary and it is suggested that you vary your grip regularly in order to train variety through the pulling movement.

This blog was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.

Principle Four Osteopathy

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.

The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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