bent-over dumbbell rows

Muscle Groups

back upper back
Bent-over dumbbell rows is an excellent exercise for developing a strong and muscular back. To perform this exercise, one needs at least one dumbbell, and proper form is important. To begin, stand with feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in one hand. To get into the starting position, bend your knees slightly and bend forward at your hips, keeping your back straight. Your chest should be parallel to the ground, and the dumbbell should hang directly below your chest with your arms extended. Next, pull the dumbbell up to your side, keeping your elbow close to your body and squeezing your shoulder blades together. Return the dumbbell to the starting position and repeat this movement for your desired number of repetitions. Then, switch sides and perform the same motion with the opposite hand. This exercise targets multiple parts of the upper body, including the back, shoulders, and arms. Correct form is critical in preventing lower back strain or injury. Bent-over dumbbell rows also help to improve posture and balance by strengthening the muscles along the spine, which can reduce the risk of injury during other exercises or daily activities.