Incline dumbbell row

The incline dumbbell row is an upper-body exercise targeting the lats (latissimus dorsi) and upper-back muscles, as well as the biceps. Performing it on an incline bench helps target the lower lats in particular. Dumbbell row variations are usually performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more, as part of the upper-body or back-focused portion of a workout.


  1. Builds upper-back size and strength
  2. Positioning on the incline bench enforces strict technique and limits momentum
  3. Works the biceps and rear shoulders

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Incline dumbbell row Instructions

Incline dumbbell row muscle diagram
  1. Using a neutral grip, lean into an incline bench.
  2. Take a dumbbell in each hand with a neutral grip, beginning with the arms straight. This will be your starting position.
  3. Retract the shoulder blades and flex the elbows to row the dumbbells to your side.
  4. Pause at the top of the motion, and then return to the starting position.