This week’s Technique Tuesday continues to focus on assistance exercises to increase your powerlifts, and no other exercise builds upper body strength quite like chest support rows.
Upper back strength is paramount for all three powerlifts. You hold the bar on your back when you squat. You support your bodyweight on your upper back when you bench. And you literally keep your spine from snapping in half with the help of your upper back during the deadlift. I’d say a strong back is pretty important.
Chest supported rows let you build a big back without fatiguing your lower half. Here’s how to get the most out of it: