Tips for Bent-Over Rows

April 08, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

Tip for Bent-Over Rows

Do you start off in the proper position when doing bent-over rows but end up upright by the end? You can stop that from happening by resting your forehead on an incline bench. As an added bonus, it reduces the stress on your lower back.

The edge of a bench, however, is not always the most comfortable place to rest your forehead! A barbell pad works much better. Just set a bar at the appropriate height either in a power cage or a Smith machine, rest your forehead on the pad, and start rowing!