How To Perform The Commando Row (Video)

Commando Rows are one of the best exercises in your arsenal; you’ve just gotta know how to do it right. In this video we show you how, going over technique, form and how to perform the perfect Commando Row!

Primary muscle group: Middle & Lower Back,Upper Back & Lower Traps
Secondary: Abs, Biceps, Chest, Triceps
Equipment: Dumbbells

Warning: This is an advanced level exercise. Lower strength and poor form has the potential for injury to the middle and lower back and wrists.

  1. Place two dumbbells or kettlebells on the floor about shoulder width apart.
  2. In a push up position, place your hands on the grip section of each bell for support.
  3. Spread your legs to slightly wider than hip width apart with your toes supporting your weight. This is the start position.
  4. Push down through one bell and at the same time “row” the opposite one upwards by retracting your shoulder and bending your elbow.
  5. Hold for a count of one.
  6. Your breathing should remain constant throughout the movement.
  7. Lower the bell to the floor and without pause, then repeat the movement with your other arm.
  8. When you have rowed both arms, that is one repetition.
  9. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.


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