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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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May 3, 2015 12:26 PM: Or if you sit on a bench leaned forward while performing this exercise, it works awesome aswell.

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May 3, 2015 11:34 AM: This exercise is really nice using weight plates aswell.

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Feb 19, 2015 11:35 AM: I like the bent over rows with a bench better... I feel my back much more

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Oct 23, 2014 1:46 AM: fab..

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Sep 20, 2014 8:43 AM: The video says to use low pulley rows as an alternative if lower back issues. You should list it in the alternative exercises section.

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May 15, 2014 2:03 AM: Can this be as an alternative?

*****://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYcpY20QaE8

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Apr 27, 2014 1:18 PM: One of the best middle back lats exercise with dambells. I started with (10 10) 20kg's, works fine!

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Apr 8, 2014 3:35 PM: My forearms seemed to feel the burn while doing this today. Does that mean I was gripping the dumbbells to tight and would it have taken any weight from back set??

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Mar 25, 2014 7:49 PM: n/c

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Mar 10, 2014 10:03 AM: I end up with pain in my back with this exercise.

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