This DB Row variation engages your core musculature more than the machine seated row or the standard “kneeling on the bench row.” It also adds a slight rotational component while protecting the anterior shoulder capsule because your trunk is rotating with the movement.
Forearm Pronation is coupled with Humeral Internal Rotation, a natural movement that occurs in throwing. It basically prohibits pure elbow extension and compression.
The Cross Body DB Row is a perfect exercise to incorporate for your posterior strengthening routine, not to mention its functionality it has for any infield position! Light to moderate intensity is used for this exercise with reps of 6-12. We usually perform 2-3 sets to each side. Give it a try!