Free Trial Thursday: 9/5/19

September 27, 2022
Free Trial Thursday: 9/5/19

Barbell Rows are a full body, compound exercise. They work your upper-back, lower back, hips and arms. They build a stronger, muscular back and bigger biceps. Barbell Rows are one of the most effective assistance exercises you can do to increase your squat, bench press and deadlift.Keep your back neutral throughout the movement. Dont let it round. Stand up fully at the start of the movement, then lower back to neutral before you Barbell Row the next rep.Barbell Rows are easy to cheat. You can lift heavier weights by using your hips. But your upper-back should do most of the work. If your torso rises too far above horizontal, the weight is too heavy. Lower it to work your upper-back mostly, not your hips.Heres how to Barbell Row with proper form:

  1. Stand with your mid-foot under the bar (medium stance)
  2. Bend over and grab the bar (palms down, medium-grip)
  3. Unlock your knees while keeping your hips high
  4. Lift your chest and straighten your back
  5. Pull the bar against your lower chest

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