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Please read our guidelines section before attempting any of our smith machine body weight exercises.

Smith Machine Reverse Grip High Inverted Rows Exercise Summary
Technique User Level Intensity Primary Muscle Secondary Muscle Exercise Goal Benefits
Straight Grip Intermediate + Hard Back Muscles Bicep Muscles Strength / Shape Mass
Wide Grip Intermediate + Hard Back Muscles Bicep Muscles Shape / Strength Mass
Exercise Needs
Equipment Needed A smith machine and a weight bench
Equipment Guide Check out our collection of top quality smith machines
Stretching Exercise Guide Read our back stretching exercise guide before starting
Muscle Group Guide Also see information about the latissimus dorsi muscles

Smith Machine Reverse Grip High Inverted Rows Straight Grip Technique

Smith Machine Reverse Grip High Inverted Rows Wide Grip Technique

Straight Grip Smith Machine High Reverse Inverted Rows
Wide Grip Smith Machine High Reverse Inverted Rows
Straight Grip Technique - Start by twisting the bar, remove it from the supports and set it to the height of your waist. Next position a weight bench length ways at the opposite end of the smith machine. Lay down on the floor underneath the bar and place the balls of your feet onto the weight bench. Reach up to grip the bar 2 inches either side outside shoulder width apart with your palms facing towards you. Raise your body from the floor keeping your mid section straight and solid for the duration of the exercise and start when ready. Exhale as your pull yourself upwards towards the bar squeezing your shoulder blades together at the top of the motion. Inhale as you lower your upper body down in a slow, controlled manner until you feel your back muscles fully stretch out. This technique will help maintain pressure on the back muscles and increase the overall benefits of the exercise.
Wide Grip Technique - As before start by twisting the bar, remove it from the supports and raise the bar to the height of your waist. Again position the weight bench length ways at the opposite end of the smith machine. Lay down on the floor underneath the bar and place the balls of your feet onto the weight bench. This time grip the bar as wide apart as you can comfortably manage with your palms facing towards you. Raise yourself from the floor keeping your back straight and mid section up throughout the exercise. Exhale as you pull yourself up towards the bar squeezing your shoulder blades inwards at the top of the motion. Inhale as you lower yourself down in a slow, controlled manner allowing your shoulders and back to roll forwards at the bottom of the motion. This technique will maximize the benefits of this exercise.

Smith Machine Reverse Grip High Inverted Rows Straight Grip Technique Video

Smith Machine Reverse Grip High Inverted Rows Wide Grip Technique Video