Dumbbell Lat Rows

Michelle Berger explains how to do a simple dumbell lat row exercise. Great for at home workouts.





Mind Muscle Connection
AKA Lawnmowers

Transcript: Dumbbell Lat Row

Hi, Michelle Berger here. I’m going to do a quick demo on how to do a one arm dumbbell lat row. Now this exercise is great for your back, great for at home workouts with dumbbells. A lot of people have a hard time figuring out exercises to do for their back at home. This is a very good standard back exercise that anyone can do with a dumbbell and a chair. So, we’ll start off – we have our chair here and our dumbbells down here, so let me go ahead and grab my dumbbell.

Then get secure on my chair. I want my knee on my chair and my hand on my chair. I want to keep my upper back nice and straight, I like to keep my lower lumbar curve in there. Then you want to stretch down with the weight, letting your arm hang down, then pull back up into your side and squeeze.

This is for your lat, so you want to make sure you’re working your lat. You want that mind muscle connection to be working this muscle. So as you bring the weight up really think about squeezing.

Now, I see a lot of people doing this as a quick fast motion. It should be slow and deliberate. Lats really respond to the stretching motion. So make sure they stretch down and then also make sure as you come up you squeeze that upper arm into the side of your back, really activating that lat, ok.

Now, a lot of people call these lawnmowers because they are just like when you start a lawnmower. So you pull – that pulling motion- with your lat.  Alright, make sure you do both sides. Don’t just do one arm and quit. Switch around to the other side and do 10 on the other side also.

This is a quick demo of dumbbell lat rows.