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A bent-over row is a weight training exercise that targets the latissimus dorsi muscle. The bent over row is a much used exercise in training for both bodybuilding and powerlifting as it is a good exercise for increasing strength and size. It is important to note that injury is a possibility when done incorrectly and proper form is somewhat difficult to master.
There are several variants of this exercise, depending on whether dumbbells or a barbell is used:
- Barbell bent-over-row. This version uses both arms to lift a barbell from the floor to the stomach in a bent-forward position. The hands are kept pronated and the back straight.
- Two arm dumbbell bent-over-row. The barbell is replaced by two dumbbells, one for each hand.
- One arm dumbbell bent-over-row. This exercise is frequently performed with one knee and one hand on the same side of the body braced on a bench with the back straight and parallel to the ground, and the other hand holding a weight with the arm extended. The weight is lifted towards the hip until elbow bends past 90° and the humerus is in line with the back, then lowered to the original position.
- Animation and description a dumbbell row
- Video demonstration of a barbell row
- Animation and description a barbell row
- Bent-Over Barbell Row Animated Tutorial
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