Dumbbell Bent-over Row

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Dumbbell Bent-over Row

Instructions

Preparation

Kneel over side of bench by placing knee and hand of supporting arm on bench. Position foot of opposite leg slightly back to side. Grasp dumbbell from floor.

Execution

Pull dumbbell to up to side until it makes contact with ribs or until upper arm is just beyond horizontal. Return until arm is extended and shoulder is stretched downward. Repeat and continue with opposite arm.

Comments

Allow scapula to articulate but do not rotate torso in effort to throw weight up. Torso should be close to horizontal. Positioning supporting knee and/or arm slightly forward or back will allow for proper levelling of torso. Torso may be position lower to allow for heavier dumbbell to make contact with floor, if desired.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Pull

Muscles

Target

  • Back, General

Synergists

Dynamic Stabilizers

Stabilizers

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