Reverse-grip bent-over row

The reverse-grip bent-over row is a compound exercise used to build strength and size in both the lower and upper back. It targets nearly all of the muscles in the back, but particularly the lats, rhomboids, and lower back. It is thought to target the biceps and lats a bit more directly than overhand barbell rows. Because it can be loaded heavily, it is a popular movement in strength and muscle-focused upper-body workouts.


  1. Reverse grip requires more work from the biceps and targets the lats
  2. Strengthens the lats, rhomboids, spinal erectors, hamstrings, and glutes
  3. Teaches proper ab bracing and maintains positioning of the spine

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