Strength Innovation – Fisherman Rows

During the traditional 1-arm bent-over row it’s common to rely too much on the legs. This variation forces you to use your core instead, while getting a super stretch of the lat.

The name, Fishermans Row, is because the movement is similar to reaching out of the boat to grab the big catch-of-the-day.

You may have hooked it, but can you pull it in?


Coaching tips include:

  • Start with knees at 45 degree angle on bench
  • Keep torso parallel with floor throughout
  • Bring dumbbell to waist/hip pocket
  • Rotate from a pronated (at bottom) to neutral (at top) grip
  • Use a 1-2sec pause (and relax) when fully extended

Stay Lean!
Coach Mike


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