Incline Neutral Grip Body Row. How-to, proper form and tips

Incline Neutral Grip Body Row icon

The Incline Neutral Grip Body Row is an easier variation of the Bent Leg Neutral Grip Body Row with a higher inclination. It strengthens the upper back and shoulders.

Video demonstration

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Hold parallel bars at chest height, in neutral grip, palms facing each other.
  2. Move your feet forward, keepint the legs straight and core engaged.
  3. Fully extend your arms, hanging from the bars. This is the starting position.
  4. Bend your arms, bringing the chest higher.
  5. Stay there a few seconds and extend the arms again, lowering yourself to the initial position.

Hints & tips:

  • Choose higher bars for an easier variation.
  • Put your feet closer to the shoulder, leading to higher inclination, for an easier variation.


  • Strengthen back muscles.
  • Very easy to adjust to your fitness level, by adjusting feet position.

Counting & gamification:

  • Adjust the feet position to have 10 reps of maximum effort yet proper form.
  • Aim for 3 series x10 in a session.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Primary muscles: Shoulder, Upper Back

Secondary muscles: Biceps, Forearms, Chest

Other names

The exercise can be found with other names. Examples are:

  • Incline Neutral Grip Body Row
  • Incline Neutral Grip Inverted Row
  • Incline Neutral Grip Bodyweight Row
  • Incline Neutral Grip Horizontal Pull Up
  • High Bar Neutral Grip Body Row
  • Incline Neutral Grip Body Row Parallel Bar
  • Incline Neutral Grip Australian Pull Up

Muscle: Shoulder

Muscle: Upper back

Collection: Body Row variantions

Category: Bodyweight