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How To Conquer The Bent-Over Row: 60 Seconds To Fit

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Did you set a resolution to move even more in the new year? Or, are you just looking to kick off a new fitness routine? Our video series, 60 Seconds To Fit, is here to help. Each one-minute clip breaks down a different exercise, showing you how to do it with perfect form. “In the beginning, you might perform the moves at a slower pace and for a shorter duration than you expected, and that’s okay,” explains celebrity trainer Suzanne Bowen. “Having good form means you’ll work the correct muscles — and help prevent injuries. It’s about cultivating strength and control,” she says.

Bent-Over Row

This is a great move to strengthen your back.

Hold a dumbbell in each hand, with your palms facing in towards each other. Bend your knees slightly and hinge forward from your hips (your back should stay straight). Then, keeping your arms close to your torso (don’t let your elbows flare out), lift the weights up to your chest by squeezing the muscles of your shoulder blades. Hold for a second, then lower back down. Do 12 reps, rest, and repeat two more times. As you progress and get stronger, use heavier dumbbells.  

If you’re a beginner: Do the move using just your body weight (no dumbbells). 


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How To Do Bent Over RowReleased on February 5, 2015