Smith machine inverted row

The Smith machine inverted row is a bodyweight exercise targeting the muscles of the lats (latissimus dorsi) and upper back, using the bar of the Smith machine to hang and pull from. You can change the bar height to customize the difficulty level and desired angle of the row. This variation is usually performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more.


  1. Adds size and strength to the upper back and biceps
  2. Can vary the difficulty by raising or lowering the height of the bar
  3. Great accessory movement for pull-ups
  4. Can also be performed on a barbell in a rack

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Smith machine inverted row Instructions

Smith machine inverted row muscle diagram
  1. Position a bar in a rack to about waist height. You can also use a smith machine.
  2. Take a wider than shoulder width grip on the bar and position yourself hanging underneath the bar. Your body should be straight with your heels on the ground with your arms fully extended. This will be your starting position.
  3. Begin by flexing the elbow, pulling your chest towards the bar. Retract your shoulder blades as you perform the movement.
  4. Pause at the top of the motion, and return yourself to the start position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.