Low Back Pain Rehab Series (Part 1 of 4) _ I love prescribing core exercises that involve moving a heavy object while stabilizing the trunk. The strategies the athlete employs to do this gives a lot of info on the efficiency, or in many cases where pathology or dysfunction is present, the lack thereof to complete the task which can help guide physical therapy treatment. _ "Traditional" body weight core exercises (static planks, bird dogs, etc) can certainly be effective especially when experiencing acute or very reactive pain. But in the context of enhancing fitness simultaneously with injury rehabilitation, stabilizing the trunk while moving heavy external loads may address multiple additional goals of the athlete and helps pushes them further along the road to recovery. _ This elevated renegade row allows for a greater range of motion on the rowing part, thus placing a greater demand on trunk anti-rotation including deep, local segmental spine-stabilizing muscles like the rotatores and other transversospinalis muscles. I'll take these over sit-ups any day for a core exercise!