Workout Wednesday: Renegade Rows

It’s Workout Wednesday! Today’s move is the renegade row. You can do these with or without weights depending on your fitness level. Beginners: feel free to also do them on your knees instead of in full plank.

Otherwise, get into a plank position with shoulders stacked over your wrists. Plant your feet slightly wider than hip width apart so you have a wide, stable base. Keep your abs tucked in throughout ~ it’s VERY IMPORTANT you don’t arch your low back (instead, shorten the distance between your tailbone and your bellybutton by tucking your pelvis forward).

With palms facing each other (neutral grip) lift the dumbbell up to your chest without allowing the hip to rise with it. Slide your elbows back close to your body (no chicken wings!). Your goal is to keep your torso steady as you slide your shoulder blade in towards your spine.

Do 15 reps on each side, then rest for 30 seconds and repeat. Complete 3-5 sets of this total body exercise to get your day off to a good start!! As always, make sure you complete a warmup before this or any exercise. Have fun!