Bent-Over Row

Free Weights / Intermediate

4 ratings

Equipment Needed

  • Barbell
  • Dumbbells

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

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  • Male
  • Female
  • 99 lb
    average weight
  • 300 lb
    best weight
  • 95
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  • #18
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Bent-Over Row Weight

  • 110 lb
    average weight
  • 240 lb
    best weight
  • 62
    times logged
  • #20
    popularity rank

Average Male Bent-Over Row Weight

  • 36 lb
    average weight
  • 50 lb
    best weight
  • 4
    times logged
  • #46
    popularity rank

Average Female Bent-Over Row Weight

How to do the Bent-Over Row:

Muscles Worked

Details

The bent-over row is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the middle back and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, biceps, lats and forearms ...more

The bent-over row is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the middle back and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, biceps, lats and forearms.

The only bent-over row equipment that you really need is the following: barbell and dumbbells. There are however many different bent-over row variations that you can try out that may require different types of bent-over row equipment or may even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper bent-over row form is easy with the step by step bent-over row instructions, bent-over row tips, and the instructional bent-over row technique video on this page. The bent-over row is a exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the bent-over row video, learn how to do the bent-over row, and then be sure and browse through the bent-over row workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Keep your head up while performing the exercise.
  2. Take care not to slouch when performing the exercise. Doing so increases the risk of a back injury.

Variations

  1. Perform the exercise while keeping your palms facing you.
  2. Use an underhanded grip instead of an overhanded grip.
  3. Bend only 45 degrees at the waist rather than a full bend.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

4 Review

  • terrence williams
    about 7 years ago
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  • Agutman
    about 6 years ago
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    This is my all time favorite exercise! It is the my main exercise for building a thick strong looking back, I love the feeling I get after doing these

  • NAC
    about 4 years ago
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    This is one of my favorites, and one of the best, exercises for building a strong and sturdy back! Stand with a strong base, flex your lower back keep your shoulder blades together, chest out, and core tight. Just make sure to get the form down before you start to load up the bar! Pride is a good way to get hurt!

  • MC24
    over 3 years ago
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    The Bent over row is awesome! Be sure you really squeeze the shoulder blades together and focus on pulling with your back and not your biceps. This can be tricky to accomplish. The mind muscle connection for our back muscles is different than anything else because we can't see our back! Here is an article I found really useful in learning to pull with my back!
    http://www.aworkoutroutine.com/how-to-use-back-muscles-during-back-exercises/

Equipment Needed

  • Barbell
  • Dumbbells

Tips

  1. Keep your head up while performing the exercise.
  2. Take care not to slouch when performing the exercise. Doing so increases the risk of a back injury.

Variations

  1. Perform the exercise while keeping your palms facing you.
  2. Use an underhanded grip instead of an overhanded grip.
  3. Bend only 45 degrees at the waist rather than a full bend.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound