kettlebell bent-over rows
The bent-over row is a horizontal pull motion that primarily targets the upper back musculature. Because a static bent-over position is required, the lower back and abdominals also must engage to avoid torso movement.
Which Muscles Are Worked?
Primary MusclesTraps Upper Back Shoulders
Secondary MusclesLower Back Triceps Abs
How to do kettlebell bent-over rows Properly
Step by Step Guide
Begin standing with the feet hip distance apart and hold a kettlebell 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 kettlebells back and up as you squeeze the shoulder blades together.
Pause for a moment at the top before lowering the kettlebells back down to the start position.
Repeat for the desired repetitions.
A common mistake is contracting only the arm muscles and not the back muscles. Instead of simply pulling the arms up and back, focus on contracting your lats - the big back muscle. Squeeze the armpits, pull the kettlebells up and back in an arc motion, and pull the shoulder blades back.