Towel-Grip Inverted Row

The towel-grip inverted row is an advanced body weight movement that improves strength in the back, biceps, and forearms. The use of towels during the exercise helps to build grip strength.


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    Loop two towels, shoulder-width apart, around a barbell in a squat rack. Lie on the floor underneath the bar and grab the ends of the towels so that your palms are facing each other.
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    Squeeze your shoulder blades together while driving the elbows behind you and pull your chest toward bar. Pause, then slowly lower your body back to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Don't let your hips sag. Maintain a straight line from your head to your heels.
  • Don't use a partial range of motion. Pull your chest all the way to the bar.
  • Don't let your shoulders move forward. Squeeze your shoulder blades together.