Join Heather Cox for an exercise that focuses on your upper body, strengthening and sculpting your lower, upper, and middle back, and biceps.
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Dumbbell Row in Plank Position Exercise Hi my name is Heather Cox and I'm coming to you from West Hollywood California to teach you a little bit about health and fitness. This exercise that I'm going to introduce you to is called the Dumbbell Row in a Plank Position. So what you're going to do, grab your dumbbells and then I want you to place your feet just behind you as if you’re going to do your push up. So you're going to grab one dumbbell at a time, we’re going to alternate. You’re going to pull it all the way up, pretend you’re going to put it in your pocket, bring it back down to the beginning position. The primary muscle group that you’re focusing on when you’re doing row is right behind you, on your back in between your shoulder blade and your spine called the rhomboid. Those are the main muscles that are responsible for helping you keep your shoulders back in your posture -- keeping you from having postural problems as you’ll get older. You’re going to alternate to the other side, just like this. Now this is a little bit too advanced, what you can do is separate your feet just a little bit to widen your base. This is going to widen your foundation and give you a little bit more support. Really keep your abs tight because those are the muscles that are being engaged here. You're working on your core while you're doing this exercise. They’re a little bit advanced but you can also widen your stands, you can also go on your knees and do beginner plank to a dumbbell row to create a less intense exercise. So once again, I'm going to pull my dumbbell up to my pocket just like that. Alternate, there you go. So that’s how you do that exercise. Until next time, keep it tight.