Dumbbell Bent Over Row

How to do the Dumbbell Bent Over Row

Stand with your knees bent and your torso at a 60 degree angle. Now with the weights fully extended in your hand bring them straight up to your chest contracting your shoulderblades fully and then inhaling and slowly returning to the starting position as shown.

Spotter Information:
A spotter can stand infront of the participant to complete the exercise

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Back
  • Rhomboids
  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Brachialis
  • Arms
  • Dumbbell

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
48.1 lbs11.7 65.6 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 48.1 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 24 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Dumbbell Bent Over Row

Purpose Type Level
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Sport Specific Beginner
Strength Beginner
Strength Intermediate
Muscle Specific Beginner
Muscular Definition Advanced

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Tracking Your Weights

There are lots of easy ways to track your sets and reps. One easy way is through a little book that you can take with you to the gym. This book has progress charts, workouts and lots of tools you can use to always make sure you are improving.