We pull on things all the time, but pull strength and stability are even more valuable for correcting the forward lean we develop sitting at a desk all day. There is no better tool for horizontal rows than adjustable fitness straps. Hung from any doorway – or even a tree – straps allow for a more efficient row than other methods because of the way they demand head-to-heel core stability.
- Stabilize your spine by engaging your core, without arching or sagging; stabilize the shoulders as described earlier.
- Pull upward until your hands come even with your chest.
- Lower to straight arms, never breaking neutral spine.
- Increase the angle: Lower the straps – the closer you get to parallel, the harder the pull.