Bent-Over Barbell Row with the MostFit® SYN Rings
A bent-over barbell row is usually performed to improve strength in your lats, rhomboids, rear delts, traps and biceps, all the while reinforcing proper hip flexion. Did you know you can also use it to improve muscle stabilization as well?
By attaching the MostFit SYN Rings to the barbell in a bent-over barbell row and hanging either weight plates or Kettlebells to the SYN Rings, you can work on improving form and balance in your stabilizer muscles. Unlike a typical barbell row, the SYN Rings do not allow the barbell to absorb all the vibrations, but instead amplifies them as the bar sways during movement. This extra movement delivers oscillating kinetic energy into the body, which requires additional muscle recruitment of the primary, secondary and stabilizing muscles in order to maintain proper stabilization during the lift.
As stated in a previous MostFit blog post regarding the benefits of SYN Rings:
“SYN Rings allow the user to suspend weight plates from an Olympic weightlifting bar creating instability, forcing the user to engage more core and stability muscles, and increase overall strength. They allow the weight plates to move in all directions, including forward, back, side-to-side, up-and-down, and in circular motions.”
All of this is great for rehabbing injuries and pre-habbing to prevent injuries. All-in-all, the MostFit SYN Rings are a great tool to increase stabilizer muscle recruitment and joint function; improve technique, posture, and joint endurance; increase motor recruitment for greater strength; help expand range-of-motion; increase intramuscular tension for greater muscle growth; improve explosiveness in movement; increase neuromuscular control; and to add overall variety to your workouts.
By Heather Binns of Renov8 Fitness