Kettlebell or renegade rows are a great exercise for strengthening and building the muscles of your upper back, especially your lats. Since this is a pulling movement your biceps get a good workout too. What makes the kettlebell row really challenging is the movement also requires you to be able to contract and stabilize the muscles that make up your core. This includes your abs, lower back, and glutes. This makes them close to a total body exercise.
Combining kettlebell rows with a couple of other exercises such as kettlebell swings and front squats can give you a great workout. This post provides tips on how to properly perform kettlebell rows. Also included in it is a video showing how to learn and perform this exercise.
Listed below are a tips for properly performing kettlebell rows.
Watch this video to learn how to perform kettlebell rows.
If you don’t have a set of kettlebells but want to get a pair to do this and other exercises we recommend First Place Kettlebells which are available at PeformBetter.com.