Movements Monostructural Row

Overview & Demo

Using an indoor rower, with your butt on the seat, your feet in the straps, and your hands grasping the handle, pull your arms and extend your knees until your legs are fully locked out and the handle is touching your chest. The knees should extend before the arms begin to bend for optimum power. Return the handle to the starting position by extended the arms beyond the knees, then finally bending the knees. Cover a designated distance or perform for a specific amount of time.


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BLACK Concept 2 Model D Rower
BLACK Model D Rower. Includes PM3 Performance Monitor. Flywheel design minimizes noise, maximizes smooth feel of rowing on the water. Easy spiral damper controls feel of each pull. - RogueFitness.com

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