Barbell Bent Over Row - Form Guide

Check out this video to learn proper form for the barbell bent over row. This exercise strengthens the lats, upper back and biceps.


Summary of Form Cues:

  • Holding the barbell with your hands shoulder to hip width distance apart, slightly bend your knees and hinge your hips back.

  • Hinge until your chest is just about parallel to the floor.

  • Pull your shoulders down and back, and pull your belly button towards your spine to brace your core and protect your lower back.

  • Keeping the space between your shoulder blades engages, drive the barbell towards your belly button, driving your elbows straight back.

  • As you lower the barbell back down, be sure not to round your shoulders your back by keeping your shoulders pulled down away from your ears.