Dumbbell row on the incline bench

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Dumbbell row on the incline bench

Post by SirTeabag » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:39 am

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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Re: Dumbbell row on the incline bench

Post by stuward » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:48 am

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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Re: Dumbbell row on the incline bench

Post by robertscott » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:42 pm

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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Re: Dumbbell row on the incline bench

Post by SirTeabag » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:53 pm

Thank you =)

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Re: Dumbbell row on the incline bench

Post by Matt Z » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:48 pm

"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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