Close Grip Band High Row

Pro Tip

For added resistance, you can wrap the band around the power rack or pole more than once. The band can be wrapped around any stable object if a power rack or pole is not available.

How To

  1. Wrap a band around a power rack or pole slightly higher than the level of your head.
  2. Stand upright while grabbing one end of the band in each hand with an overhand grip.
  3. Exhale and row your arms towards your body by driving your elbows backwards and simultaneously tucking them in toward your sides.
  4. Continue rowing until your hands are next to your chest, while simultaneously squeezing your shoulder blades together.
  5. Inhale and allow your arms to extend forward, returning to the starting position.

Primary Muscle Groups


Largest muscle of your back, spanning from the lower to middle regions creating a v shape.

Secondary Muscle Groups

Back Shoulder

Outer region of your upper back as well as the back area of your shoulder.

Inner Bicep

Inner portion of your bicep.

Inner Forearm

A group of muscles on the inside of your lower arm.

Lower Back

Center region of your back, spanning from the pelvis to just below the neck. However, parts of it are hidden beneath other muscles. The lower portion is the most visible.

Outer Bicep

Outer portion of your bicep.

Outer Forearm

A group of muscles on the outside and sides of your lower arm.

Upper Back

A significant portion of the upper region of your back. It is widest in the middle, forming a diamond shape that connects the middle of your back to both of your shoulder blades and the upper portion of your neck. It is comprised of three regions. Each region has a different function and is trained in different ways.


Handle Band

These bands are usually the easiest to grip. If none are available, you can use a loop band instead.


Exercises that target the same primary muscle groups and require the same equipment.


Exercises that target the same primary muscle groups with different equipment