Are Bent over rows effective?

Why are bent over rows bad?

The Bent-Over Row is not only one of the most commonly abused exercises in terms of using momentum / hip thrust to complete the lift, but you’re also putting a lot of unnecessary pressure on your lower back if you don’t have a proper stance.

What muscles are targeted with bent over rows?

What muscles do bent-over rows work?

  • Latissumus dorsi (run down the sides of your back)
  • Rhomboids (upper and mid-back)
  • Trapezius (upper back)
  • Biceps.

What is a good shrug weight?

Hand weights of 5 or 8 pounds are still heavy enough to strengthen your trapezius and upper back muscles. As you get into the habit of doing this exercise several times a week, you can increase the weight to 15, 20, 25 pounds or more.

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