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Weighted Supine / Inverted Rows

Does anyone have any ingenious ways of adding weight to supine / inverted rows without buying fancy equipment? A clever way of keeping a weight plate on your chest without it sliding off for instance?

I have a dipping belt so I could theoretically set the bar really high and find something tall to rest my feet on so that the plate doesn’t touch the floor at the bottom of the movement but that seems a lot of effort… Anyway I thought some people on here might have some clever ideas - thanks.

Ben Bruno has done a ton of work with these. His channel has a bunch of variations.

If it’s an exercise you’ll be sticking with for a while, a weighted vest would be a good investment. I can’t see a dip belt being used/modified very successfully.

Elevating your feet on a higher box, not elevating the bar, will make it harder. Another option would be working towards one-arm rows.

Ok I’ll have a look at some of his videos then, thanks.

I might just go for a weighted vest because it’ll open a lot of doors for me in terms of push-up variations and all sorts of other exercises.

If I could add enough weight could I consider weighted inverted rows as an alternative to bent-over barbell rows? I don’t see any difference (as long as I get the grip the same) and it might even be better because it’s easier to get right and harder to ‘cheat’ using momentum, which I always worry about with BB rows.

I meant I’d have to elevate both the box and the bar if I were to use the dipping belt because if I was too low the plate(s) would touch the floor.

[quote]MileyV wrote:
I might just go for a weighted vest because it’ll open a lot of doors for me in terms of push-up variations and all sorts of other exercises.[/quote]
Yep, it’s a great investment if you do a lot of training at home.

Inverted rows are a decent sub for bent over rows in the sense that they’re both pretty basic horizontal pulls, but because you can ultimately go heavier with barbell rows, I’d still include them if possible.

As far as being easier or harder to cheat, that’s always going to be up to the individual on a rep by rep basis. If someone wants to find a way to shortchange the exercise, they will, doesn’t really matter which exercise it is.