Strength

Barbell Bent Over Row

Develop overall back strength with the Barbell Bent Over Row exercise. By bending over and pulling a barbell towards your body, this movement enhances upper body strength for daily tasks involving lifting or pulling.
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Barbell Bent Over Row instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, bending your knees slightly.
2
Holding the barbell with your hands just beyond shoulder-width apart, bend your torso forward so it's almost parallel to the floor.
3
Keeping your back flat and head up, pull the bar towards your chest.
4
Pause at the top, then lower the barbel back to the starting position in a smooth, controlled move.
5
Repeat the motion for the total number of reps.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, bending your knees slightly.
Holding the barbell with your hands just beyond shoulder-width apart, bend your torso forward so it's almost parallel to the floor.
Keeping your back flat and head up, pull the bar towards your chest.
Pause at the top, then lower the barbel back to the starting position in a smooth, controlled move.
Repeat the motion for the total number of reps.
Equipment needed
Bands
Barbell
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Bench
Bosu
Box
Cables
Dip Bar
Dumbbell
EZ Curl Bar
Hex Bar
Kettlebell
Ladder
Machine
Pull-Up Bar
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Muscles used
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Back
Front
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