TRX®, Jungle Gym XT®, among others are a popular exercise tool in many fitness studios throughout the world. They’re light, portable, and can deliver one heck of a full body workout. One of the most common and useful exercises used with suspension equipment is the row. Done correctly this movement can enhance arm and back strength. Unfortunately, few trainers feel the need to correct several common errors while performing the row. If you’re a trainer, or trainee, see if you make one or both of these common mistakes when performing a suspension row:

Common Mistakes

  1. Head rolling forward
  2. Shoulders disengaged

Avoid a painful neck and build up your biceps, lats, and rhomboids by keeping your head and shoulders pulled back. Keep a steady tempo of pulling up by 2 seconds and lowering by 2 seconds. The more tension the greater the muscle growth.

About Josh Jarmin

Originally from Washington, D.C. (NOVA) Josh moved to Atlanta to be a Middle School history teacher after graduating from James Madison University. He joined the Marine Corps infantry as a reservist and served in Iraq honorably. Josh then turned his attention to personal training after his tour in order to help others reach their health/fitness goals. At one point he was 275lbs and 28% body fat. Now he's 195lbs and 13.5% body fat. Josh worked for several fitness facilities in Atlanta and developed a loyal following of trainees. He's created a training program of his own personal design and has established himself as one of the top kettlebell and body movement experts in the Atlanta area. Josh is currently the Co-Owner and Director of Fitness at Blueprint Fitness.

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