Powerlifting Technique Tip: Seal Row
From Coach Sean Henry
The seal row is a great and under utilized tool for powerlifters, weightlifters, and crossfitters alike. Training at high frequency, as many barbell sports do, often leads to several issues. One of these issues is low back fatigue. Anyone who has squatted, deadlifted, pulled, or snatched multiple times a week knows the feeling when it’s time to do some upper back training and your low back is locked up and tight. It’s easy to say “ehhh I think I’ll just skip it”. I’ve never meet anyone who had a back that was too strong. Therefore, instead of skipping the taxing bent over rows, sub them out for the seal row. Doing so will allow you to save your lower back for your primary training and zoom in on your target area. Setup is simple, as seen in the video. Don’t be afraid to train these like a bodybuilder, use tempo, squeeze, utilize drop sets etc. Now you know how and why! Get after it!