How to do a Handle Band Bent Over Row

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About Handle Band Bent Over Row

Sets Logged
341,685
Popularity Rank
437th
Difficulty
Beginner
Back Strength
14 mSCORE 59th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

Handle Band Bent Over Row is a compound exercise that primarily targets the back, but also hits the shoulders and biceps. The use of a handle band can help to prevent any compensation for imbalances in strength between sides, as well as allows the resistance to increase as you progress through the movement. This is a great exercise for learning the movement, while stilling building muscle mass and strength.

  1. Stand upright with your feet shoulder width apart standing on top of a resistance band with the handles in both hands.
  2. Bend your knees and push your hips backwards until your torso is at a 45 degree angle with the floor and keep this position throughout the movement.
  3. Bend your elbows up and out to shoulder height while squeezing your shoulder blades.
  4. Fully extend your arms back underneath your shoulders and repeat.

Common Mistakes

  • Varying Tension with Bands

    Resistance increases as you stretch a band. Make sure you’re using a band that allows you to move through your full range of motion. The resistance may feel too light during parts of the movement.

  • Don’t Use Momentum

    Extending your lower back can help you move more weight by recruiting additional muscle groups to help you build momentum. Keep your torso stable by engaging your core, and limit your movement to the desired exercise. You may need to reduce your weight to maintain proper form.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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