Ever have a hard time really feeling your lats working when doing one arm DB rows? If so, give this tweak a try.
I've been experimenting with different variations for this exercise, as I often don't get good engagement in my lats when I do these. I've always rowed more up than back, which tended to make my traps take over. Not really what I'm going for.
Now, as you can see, I'm rowing more back than up. I think about getting a good stretch in the bottom position, then driving my elbow back towards my hip in more of a scooping motion. Made a huge difference. 👌🏻
Making progress in the physique game is all about experimenting. Exercise execution need not always be so black and white. Sure it's important to stick to the basic tenants of proper form, but once you've got that dialed in, feel free to play around with different hand/foot positions, angles, tempos, ranges of motion, etc. until you find what best allows you to feel the target muscle working most effectively. We are all built differently, so the technique that works for one person might not work for you. And that's ok, so long as you can find one that keeps you safe while still allowing for the desired training effect.