The kettlebell renegade row is a great exercise for strengthening anterior muscles. These front side muscles such as the pectoralis major do not get used much in most kettlebell exercises. Therefore, it is important to add the renegade row to your kettlebell workout. This is a plank style exercise and has the added bonus of improving core stability.
How to perform the Renegade Row
- Place two dumbells on the floor, shoulder width apart.
- Hold the kettlebell handles and adopt the push up position.
- Shift your weight to one arm and keep that arm straight.
- Row the kettlebell with the un-weighted arm.
- Keep your elbow in as you row.
- Switch arms after each row.
Important notes about the renegade row
- Use heavy kettlebells for this exercise. If the kettlebells are too light, the one on the ground will fall over.
- If you cannot do the full plank, then try this exercise on your knees.
- Engage your gluteal (butt) muscles when doing this exercise.