The Renegade Row will certainly challenge you.
So much that many will want to start with 5-10 pound weights or even consider working at it without any loads at all.
This challenging exercise will certainly engage the muscles of your upper back once you start using weights that are heavy enough. The real challenge, though, is at your core as you must fire your obliques to prevent your torso from twisting as you perform the move — you’ve gotta stay tight and prevent any twisting.
Not only this, since the whole body is working throughout the entire set this is a great exercise for conditioning and fat burning — it also works very well into strength-based metabolic circuits.
The key really is to demonstrate control throughout. Like I said, start light.
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