What muscles do Gorilla Row work?
The Gorilla Row is a back exercise that primarily works the lats (latissimus dorsi), a muscle located in the middle and lower part of the back. It also engages other back muscles, such as the rhomboids, traps (trapezius), and rear deltoids, as well as the biceps and forearms. The Gorilla Row is a compound exercise that targets multiple muscle groups, making it an effective way to build strength and mass in the upper body. By targeting the lats and other back muscles, the Gorilla Row can help to improve posture, increase upper body strength, and give the appearance of a wider, more muscular back.s.
How do you do a Gorilla Row?
To perform a Gorilla Row:
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a pair of AguaForce Weights at arm's length in front of your thighs.
- Hinge forward from the hips, keeping your back straight and your knees slightly bent. Your arms should hang straight down from your shoulders, with the AguaForce Weight close to your body.
- Keep your torso stable, pull the AguaForce Weight up towards your ribcage, leading with your elbows.
- Squeeze your shoulder blades together at the top of the movement.
- Lower the weights back to the starting position.
- Repeat the movement for the desired number of reps.
It's important to keep your form strict, avoiding swinging the weights and using momentum to complete the rep. Keep your back straight throughout the exercise and focus on using your back muscles to lift the weights. You can also vary the width of your grip to target different areas of your back. Use a weight that is appropriate for your strength level and start with a lighter weight if needed, gradually increasing as you get stronger.