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Barbell Row Guide

Barbell Row Guide

FEATURES

This exercise is a compound movement that builds strength in lower and upper back and hence forms an integral part of nearly all upper body workout routines.

MUSCLES

Upper Back, Lats

EQUIPMENT

Barbell

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

MEDIA

INSTRUCTIONS

Prep

Load the bar on a padded floor or rack.

Start

Grab the barbell palms facing down with knees bent, straight back and keeping the head up.

Movement

Keeping the upper body and back straight, lift the barbell and keep the elbows next to your body.

Bring the barbell back down slowly to start pose.

End

Repeat movement as needed, de-load and re-rack the weights.

TIPS

This exercise requires a healthy back so you may want to consult your practioner prior to performing this movement.

You can use a reverse-grip as well to target the lats more

Keep your knees higher when compared to a deadlift.

Keep chest up and back straight. Ensure you breathe in and out with each movement.

Do you have more tips? Post in the comment below.

ALTERNATIVES

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Advanced

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