A dumbbell row is an awesome way to get a strong back. There are so many options at the gym. Even with just a couple of dumbbells you can easily add a variety of moves to your workouts. Grab your weights, and let’s get it done.
A Strong Back – 4 Dumbbell Row Variations
Build Your Moves
I am all about building your moves. When I started working out I felt lost. I never thought I would get to the point where I felt capable at the gym. As someone who started working out later in life I will tell you it’s possible. It does take a while to get comfortable – but that’s true of trying anything new.
To properly learn an exercise you often have to break it down into smaller steps. Once you have that personal knowledge you can add tweaks to improve and further challenge yourself. Learn the steps and then perform the movement frequently in order to progress and get better.
A dumbbell row is an awesome exercise to add to your workout routine. Learn the basics and then see that there are some simple ways to vary the movement and maximize its benefits. Making sure you are following the right form cues in the video demonstration is crucial. A mirror is also a great way to check yourself so that you know you aren’t cheating, rushing or doing bad things like rounding your back. This is no bueno and being alert and paying attention to your form is absolutely crucial as you learn to move yourself forward and get stronger. Plus, it’s imperative to avoid injury at all costs.
Here is a You Tube video of me performing a bent over row with two dumbbells. I am explaining how you can breakdown the exercise down into simple steps. Watch this video a few times and you’ll see that you get more out of it each time. It’s also like I’m there guiding you as your trainer.
Benefits in Dumbbells
The dumbbell version of the bent over row is a perfect place to begin. The next step would be a landmine set up and the advanced version would be to perform it with a barbell. However, the beauty of using dumbbells is that you can effectively and safely get stronger by adding smaller amounts of weight. That’s why we build it from the ground up.
We are getting stronger each and every week. My goal through the build your moves series is to guide you as we focus on these core moves. These patterns are part of each of my workouts and they are truly effective in building a strong and lean shape.
Add this dumbbell row to your workouts this week! Use a weight you feel comfortable using and watch the video (at least once) to understand the form cues. I have a major crush on the bent over row and perform it often. Check back next week for your next move.
Build Your Moves
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HOW ABOUT YOU?
- Are you including rows in your strength training?
- Do you use dumbbells at the gym?