How to Do a Barbell Bentover Row

Barbell bentover rows are a classic compound exercise, so it’s likely that you’ll encounter them often in a number of different workouts—especially those that aim to strengthen your back.

Working several parts of your upper body, incorporating barbell bentover rows into your favorite back day workout can be incredibly helpful—but only when executed properly. The exercise works by targeting the middle back in particular, as well as the shoulders, lats, and biceps.

Here’s how to go about doing it the right way:

– Brace your core

– Activate your lats as you pull the bar up to your torso 

– Maintain control of the weight