Set the barbell attached to the smith machine to a height that is about 2 inches below your knees.
Bend your knees slightly and bring your torso forward, by bending at the waist, while keeping the back straight until it is almost parallel to the floor. Tip: Make sure that you keep the head up.
Now grasp the barbell using an overhand (pronated) grip and unlock it from the smith machine rack. Then let it hang directly in front of you as your arms hang extended perpendicular to the floor and your torso. This is your starting position.
While keeping the torso stationary, lift the barbell as you breathe out, keeping the elbows close to the body and not doing any force with the forearm other than holding the weights. On the top contracted position, squeeze the back muscles and hold for a second.
Slowly lower the weight again to the starting position as you inhale.
Start off setting up the unilateral row machine with the amount of weight that you would like to perform for this exercise, placing the knee opposite of the handle on the padding and grabbing the handle with your opposite hand.
Bend down slightly with your back and then once in position, elevate the handle up towards your side, squeezing your back and lat muscles, and hold for a count.
Choose a flat bench and place a dumbbell on each side of it.
Place the right leg on top of the end of the bench, bend your torso forward from the waist until your upper body is parallel to the floor, and place your right hand on the other end of the bench for support.
Use the left hand to pick up the dumbbell on the floor and hold the weight while keeping your lower back straight. The palm of the hand should be facing your torso. This will be your starting position.
Pull the resistance straight up to the side of your chest, keeping your upper arm close to your side and keeping the torso stationary. Breathe out as you perform this step. Tip: Concentrate on squeezing the back muscles once you reach the full contracted position. Also, make sure that the force is performed with the back muscles and not the arms. Finally, the upper torso should remain stationary and only the arms should move. The forearms should do no other work except for holding the dumbbell; therefore, do not try to pull the dumbbell up using the forearms.
Lower the resistance straight down to the starting position. Breathe in as you perform this step.
Repeat the movement for the specified amount of repetitions.