This exercise is a key move to really focus on your whole back strength, as well as working your core stability.
1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, keeping the lower back straight, and the core braced bend slightly at the hips and knees.
2. Hold the bar with an underhand grip shoulder width apart with the arms extended.
3. Retract the shoulder blades and pull the bar to the bottom of your ribs keeping your shoulders relaxed and elbows tucked in at your sides.
4. Lower the bar slowly to the start position.
Tip: Try using an overhand grip to target your lower and mid trapezius muscles instead of your lats and biceps. This exercise can also be performed using dumbbells or kettlebells to ensure both sides of the back work evenly.
Please seek the advice of a GP, physiotherapist or a medically qualified personal trainer before commencing any exercise to avoid the risk of any injury. We do not advise performing any exercise if it exhibits any pain or discomfort in any way.
If you have any questions or queries about any of the exercises, please contact the Didsbury clinic (Manchester) to discuss with your physiotherapist or personal trainer.