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Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row

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Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Middle Back Other Muscles: Biceps, Lats, Shoulders Equipment: Dumbbell Mechanics Type: Compound Level: Beginner Sport: NoForce: Pull
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Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row Guide

Main Muscle: Middle Back

  1. With a dumbbell in each hand (palms facing your torso), bend your knees slightly and bring your torso forward by bending at the waist; as you bend make sure to keep your back straight until it is almost parallel to the floor. Tip: Make sure that you keep the head up. The weights should hang directly in front of you as your arms hang perpendicular to the floor and your torso. This is your starting position.
  2. While keeping the torso stationary, lift the dumbbells to your side (as you breathe out), keeping the elbows close to the body (do not exert any force with the forearm other than holding the weights). On the top contracted position, squeeze the back muscles and hold for a second.
  3. Slowly lower the weight again to the starting position as you inhale.
  4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Caution:

  • This exercise is not recommended for people with back problems. A Low Pulley Row is a better choice for people with back issues.
  • Ensure perfect form and never round the back as this can promote back injury.
  • Be cautious with the weight used; in case of doubt, use less weight rather than more.

Variations: You can perform the same exercise using a low pulley instead with a v-bar or with a barbell. This exercise can also be performed with supinated or neutral grips.

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Nov 20, 2016 5:13 AM: Have a question about this exercise, what if I rest my head on an incline bench to support me from falling. As I want to increase the weight, would it be correct?

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Jul 31, 2016 3:01 PM: It's correct.

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Jul 16, 2016 4:33 PM: Awesome instruction on to properly do this exercise,thanks.

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Apr 12, 2016 4:51 AM: I hate this exercise haha but I do it anyway because I know it works if done right with a slow controlled tempo, however if you lift too heavy your body will try to engage other muscles to support you because of the position you are in. If other muscles engage it will always take some tension away...+See More

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Apr 2, 2016 11:55 AM: Design and instruction is great.

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Feb 24, 2016 12:22 PM: This is a great exercise if you do then slowly and keep it controlled. Really focus on the muscles you're working on. To heavy is not necessarily a good thing!

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Feb 8, 2016 2:24 PM: Enjoyed this

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Sep 2, 2015 7:06 AM: Love as I have engage core. Core needs work

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Jul 8, 2015 4:26 AM: How maeny time in each set do u hav to do.this

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Jul 8, 2015 4:20 AM: How maeny time in each set do u hav to do this

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