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Do you suffer from poor postural alignment?

Nov
25
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Do you suffer with poor postural alignment?
Do you find that your shoulders are rounded?
Or maybe you are you looking to increase upper back muscle?

If so, then the Dumbbell Bench Row is the exercise for you!

Wickwoods Country Club Sussex Gym

The Dumbbell Bench Row is a fantastic exercise as it engages so many muscles!

It helps to strengthen and tone not only the Rhomboids and Trapezius muscles of the upper Back, but also the Latissimus muscles of the mid Back, the Biceps and rear Shoulders.

1. Place the right knee on top of a flat bench and bend your torso forward at the waist until your upper body is parallel to the floor, now place your right hand on the other end of the bench for support.

2. Hold a dumbbell in the left hand at arms-length under the shoulder with the palm of the hand facing your torso. This will be your starting position.

3. Keeping the upper arm in to your side pull the dumbbell up and also slightly back, towards the hip, breathe out as you perform this step. Concentrate on squeezing the back muscles once you reach the fully contracted position.

4. Lower the resistance straight down to the starting position, breathe in as you perform this step. After 12 reps, switch arms and repeat.