Monday, 5 May 2008

Barbell Bent Over Row

The barbell bent over row, also just called the barbell row, primarily trains the latissimus dorsi (the lats) which are one of the main muscle groups in the back and trains the biceps as a secondary muscle.

The idea behind the barbell row is to make sure that it is your back muscles that are the main focus for lifting the weight. Alot of people in the gym try to lift weight that is too heavy for them and end up shifting the focus from the back muscles lifting in the movement to the biceps.

The barbell bent over row is an amazing exercise when executed correctly and can seriously give great gains to anyone who has not used this exercise before.

Barbell Bent Over Row

Equipment - Barbell bar and weights

Preparation - Hold bar with an over hand grip about shoulder width apart and your feet about shoulder width apart.

Movement - Stand in a bent forward position with your back straight holding the bar at arms length then pull the bar towards your waist before returning the bar back to your starting position.

Reps/Sets 8 to 12 reps for 4 sets

Below is a video showing the correct form for this barbell bent over row exercise



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