Bentover Dumbbell Rows Burn Back Fat, Build Muscle
Posted Aug 19 2010 9:06am
If you're trying to build up back muscles and burn back fat, bentover dumbbells rows should be in your routine. Bentover dumbbell rows allow you to work your lats using heavier weights. Your lower back will be worked more if you row with both arms at the same time. You will also work your obliques in the process.
If you experience back pain doing two-armed rows, then try doing one-armed rows so you can support your body with the other arm.
Do two-armed bentover dumbbell rows this way:
1. With your feet about shoulder width apart, bend over and grab the dumbbells. Keep your back straight (don't bow or arch back) and keep your head in line with your torso. Look straight down during the exercise.
2. Pull dumbbells up to your side until they make contact with your ribs. Keep your elbows close to your side during the exercise. As you pull the dumbbells up, squeeze your shoulder blades together.
3. Don't curl the dumbbells as you lift. Curling will allow too much use of your biceps. This is primarily a back exercise. Return the dumbbells until your arms are fully extended. That is one repetition.
Build your back muscles and burn fat at the same time with bentover dumbbell rows.