dumbbell bentover rows Muscles Worked

The bentover row is a horizontal pull motion that primarily targets the upper back musculature. Because a static bentover position is required, the lower back and abdominals also must engage to avoid torso movement.

Diagram of primary and secondary muscles worked from Dumbbell bentover rows

Muscles Targeted

Primary Muscles

Traps Upper Back Shoulders

Secondary Muscles

Lower Back Triceps Abs

How to do Dumbbell bentover rows

Begin standing with the feet hip distance apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand with a neutral grip (palms facing each other).

Hinge the torso forward to 45-degrees with the arms straight and a slight bend in the knees.

Row the dumbbells back and up as you squeeze the shoulder blades together.

Pause for a moment at the top before lowering the dumbbells back down to the start position.

Repeat for the desired repetitions.


Animation of how to do Dumbbell bentover rows