Underhand Barbell Row

About the Underhand Barbell Row

Type: Compound
Level: Intermediate
Muscle Groups: Upper Back, Biceps, Lats, Shoulders
Equipment: Barbells

VIDEO: How To Do Underhand Barbell Row

 

Underhand Barbell Row Instructions

1. Load weights on the barbell and stand with feet at shoulder width apart.

2. Bend at your knees, squatting down to grip the bar. Use a reverse grip (thumbs at the top of the bar), with hands more than shoulder width apart.

3. Hold the back straight. Stand up so the bar is at waist level.

4. Bend slightly at the knees, keeping your back straight so that the barbell slides down your thighs to just below knee level. This is the starting position, and you should retain this stance throughout the Underhand Barbell Row.

5. Pull the bar up to just below your chest.

6. Squeeze your shoulder blades together at the top of the movement.

7. Slowly bring down the bar to the starting position.

8. Repeat for the desired rep count.

HOW TO: Underhand Barbell Row

Underhand Barbell Row

 

Precautions and Tips for Underhand Barbell Row

At the top of each movement, pause and squeeze your shoulder blades together.

Do NOT drop the weight down quickly. Controlled, gradual lowering gives the best effect.

Hold your back straight all through the set.

Keep looking forwards with your head straight for the entire Underhand Barbell Row set.

Before adding on too much weight, hone your technique until you have good form. Otherwise you run the risk of back injury.

 

Underhand Barbell Row

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