Bent Over Barbell Rows
- Set up a barbell on the floor and stand facing it with your legs slightly wider than shoulder width apart and your knees slightly bent.
- Bend forward at your waist and grip the barbell with an overhand grip.
- Keep your back straight and nearly parallel to the floor.
- Keep your head and neck straight. This is the start position.
- Without moving your torso, exhale and lift the barbell up towards you.
- Keep your elbows close in to your bodyand use your forearms to support the weight.
- At the top of the movement, hold for a count of one and sqyeeze your back muscles.
- Return to the start position inhaling as you do so.
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Bent over barbell rows is a gym work out exercise that targets lower back and middle back / lats and also involves abs and biceps and forearms and upper back & lower traps. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Back extensions / hyperextensions, bent over two-arm long barbell / t-bar rows and kettlebell deadlifts are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as bent over barbell rows. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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