The bent over row is a very popular compound exercise, it primarily targets your back but also works your triceps, glutes and lower body. This is a pull exercise, so could be incorporated into your pull split days, upper body workouts or added to your circuit training.

  • Barbell
  • Compound

This exercise is great for building strength and stability. It is common to do this exercise using a barbell, however, you could also use dumbbells or weight plates if you want to increase range of motion. Before doing the bent over row please make sure you warm up with a light weight, it is also important to use correct form to prevent back injury. 

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How to Do a Bent Over Barbell Row

Fitness model performing a bent over row