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1 Misty Luttrell Michelle Stellato Bent Over RowMisty Luttrell Michelle Stellato
2 TechniqueStarting Position: Wide Stance, knees bent, torso forward by bending at the waist (neutral lower back)Hold a barbell with straight arms and a pronated grip (palms facing down) just wider than your shouldersTighten abdominals and keep your head up, looking forwardWith the torso stationary, lift the barbell keeping your elbows close to your bodyAt the top of the contraction, squeeze the back muscles and hold for a brief pauseSlowly lower weight to starting position and repeat for recommended repetitions
3 Primary Muscles Worked Latissimus DorsiRhomboidTrapeziusPosterior Deltoid
4 SpottingSpotting the lifter is not necessary as the weight can be dropped to the floor if too heavy.To assist with a heavy lift, a spotter may stand in front of the lifter with a wide stance and hands under the barbell, between the lifter’s hands.
5 Equipment VariationsBarbell: both arms are pronated or supinated on the bar.Dumbbells1-arm: rest one knee and the same side hand on a bench and perform the exercise with the opposite arm.2-arm: same as barbell but the arms work independently
6 Positional Variations Upper trunk parallel to the floorUpper trunk at 45%Angle in betweenAngle determines primary muscles worked: Trapezius, Rhomboids, Rear Deltoids and/or Latissimus Dorsi
7 GripThe exercise may also be performed with a supinated grip (palms facing away from you)
8 Teaching Cues Breathe out on the lift and in on the lower Never slouch the back which could result in injuryKeep your abdominals contracted throughout to protect lower backmaximal spine stiffness and strength is needed for peak performance and injury prevention.
9 ContraindicationsDo not attempt this exercise if you have lower back problems, a weak lower back or weak stomach muscles that cannot protect the back.It is also not recommended during the rehabilitation of a lower back injury.
10 Primary Sport Use: Rowing * This exercise may be used for almost any sport to develop the back and shoulders.Some athletes, such as cyclist, may limit weight to prevent retraction of the shoulders and back.