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Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 09, 2011 at 1:59 PM

How does one do a body row outside per his workout recommendation. It seems that you sprint and then do a body row as part of a circuit. I am intrigued by the body row, since my upper body is very weak - can't do a single real push up. I just purchased a power tower - can I use that indoors for a similar result. What would I do outside?

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on January 09, 2011
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I love this one. I have to see if ours has those (can't remember at the minute). Might be hard for me to get traction in all of the snow, but it is a great idea!

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on January 09, 2011
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Funny, I used to do them hanging under a table in my living room (much like the video in your link), and putting my feet up on an elevated plateau (ex. box). But that was more of a thing of being too lazy to go to the gym. The rings are a much better idea, because of their instability you'll get a much better workout.

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on January 09, 2011
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Not a dumb question by the way...

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on January 09, 2011
at 02:28 PM

Buy about 20' of 5/8" nylon rope. Put a bow string knot (http://www.faqs.org/sports-knots/Search-Rescue/Bowstring-Knot.html) on each end. Find an overhead tree branch and wrap the rope around the branch so that the ends hang as low as you want them to be and about shoulder width apart. Grab the loops on the bow string knots and row away. If it is hard to hold the rope you can make handles out of short sections of 1 1/2" PVC and thread the rope through them when you tie the knots. My whole setup cost about $15.

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on January 09, 2011
at 03:48 PM

I have a Perfect Pullup bar in my bedroom. You do pullups in the normal position, then it swings down and is perfect for body/inverted rows. For $18 (free shipping if you have Prime), it's a great freaking deal.

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on January 09, 2011
at 03:12 PM

Inverted Rows ??? What They Are, and Why You Should Do Them, shows how to do a row outside of the gym. His examples are still indoors, but between this and the rope/ring ideas, you should be able to improvise anywhere.

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on January 09, 2011
at 03:32 PM

Funny, I used to do them hanging under a table in my living room (much like the video in your link), and putting my feet up on an elevated plateau (ex. box). But that was more of a thing of being too lazy to go to the gym. The rings are a much better idea, because of their instability you'll get a much better workout.

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on January 09, 2011
at 02:45 PM

My daughter long ago outgrew her swing set, but being built of pressure-treated wood, it still stands along with the set of rings it came with. I use those to do Mark Sisson Primal Blueprint Fitness rows. I just grab the rings, lean back and pull upward. Similar to the rope idea.

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on January 09, 2011
at 06:26 PM

I love this one. I have to see if ours has those (can't remember at the minute). Might be hard for me to get traction in all of the snow, but it is a great idea!

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