Since writing the post on Kyle Dake’s win over the 2x World Champion from Russia (Kid Dynamite At It Again!), my brain has been working overtime.
Recently I was training with a long-time client. This wrestler was ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. Men’s Greco rankings last year. I can’t use his name because he’s currently in college. Anyway, he informed me that he doesn’t have suspension straps at his gym.
That, of course, got me thinking about an alternative for those in the same situation.
And here’s what I came up with:
All I did was simply drape a towel (which I’m sure everyone has access to) over a bar.
Set the bar at a height that allows your back to hover just above the ground when you’re at the bottom of the exercise.
From there perform the exercise and it’s progressions as detailed in these posts:
Keep in mind that the Single Arm Bodyweight Row is extremely difficult and it may force you to move back a number of progressions. Don’t let that get you down. Definitely don’t let that keep you from not using the exercise in your program.
Instead, use the same mindset that you’ve used throughout your experiences with both wrestling and strength training. Specifically, focus on working hard and working smart and you’ll make improvements.
Anyway, I thought this would be helpful for anyone out there who doesn’t have access to any kind of suspension strap but was looking to perform the Single Arm Bodyweight Row.
If you have any questions or thoughts on this setup or another alternative setup, please leave me a comment below.