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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:39 am 
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Hi! I'm curios whether bent-over dumbbell row on a flat bench (in exercise library) could be substituted by a dumbbell row on the incline bench (lying) or bent-over dumbbell row (standing - like with the barbell). Thank you =)


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The flat bench row will mainly hit the rhomboids, lower traps and lats. The incline bench will hit the rear delts and upper traps. Both are useful. Just think about the direction of the force and which muscles work that direction. Bent over rows can substitute for either direction of pull depending on the angle the back is in.

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SirTeabag wrote:
Hi! I'm curios whether bent-over dumbbell row on a flat bench (in exercise library) could be substituted by a dumbbell row on the incline bench (lying) or bent-over dumbbell row (standing - like with the barbell). Thank you =)


yes. Like Stu mentioned there are slight differences in the muscles emphasised but they are all doing pretty much the same thing.


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Thank you =)


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"The flat bench row will mainly hit the rhomboids, lower traps and lats. The incline bench will hit the rear delts and upper traps. Both are useful. Just think about the direction of the force and which muscles work that direction. Bent over rows can substitute for either direction of pull depending on the angle the back is in." - stuward

Elbow position is just as important as torso angle. If your elbows are close to your body, your lats will do most of the work. Meanwhile, if your elbows are flared out, your rear delts and rhomboids will be more involved.


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