How to Perfect Your Dumbbell Row | Form Check | Men's Health


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  • ernball300
    ernball300  11 hours back

    This is great help since my knees don’t like a lot of pressure.

    • Monk Doppelschwanz Siamese

      This is a very dangerous excercise. Never rotate your spine, you will get snapped instantly.
      Use very light weight (maximum 30lbs) and use a 15-15 Tempo just to be safe.

      • Tea of the GODS
        Tea of the GODS  2 weeks back

        but what about heavy weight for 5 reps max? it's super hard to have the perfect form for a heavy set with this exercise.

        • Jakob Papirov
          Jakob Papirov  1 weeks back

          If you are aiming for a 5RM then you shouldn't expect a perfect form on all the reps, but at least on the first three. But I'm speaking generally here.

          Also perhaps you should do the exercise with a lower weight for a while. Can instead work with more sets and reps, then try again.

      • Brad Bowers
        Brad Bowers  1 months back

        This is the same position as a barbell row

        • All in One
          All in One  2 months back


          • Jhonathan Telez
            Jhonathan Telez  2 months back

            Tudo ..Errado ..

            • Deya Eldin
              Deya Eldin  2 months back

              بتقول اية انتا بس فهمني عربي

              • Poor Student Fitness
                Poor Student Fitness  2 months back

                They are correct putting one knee inbench can cause hernia

                • Wayne Simpson
                  Wayne Simpson  2 months back

                  Corectamundo, spread the knowledge. One knee on the bench is asking for trouble, I am an ex hernia patient.

              • Silas Fisher
                Silas Fisher  2 months back


                • Lee Everett
                  Lee Everett  2 months back

                  This doesn't look like its going to turn out very well when you start rowing heavier weights. If you have an absolute TITAN-like core, than perhaps. I Just don't see how this is fully isolating the muscle group you want, and it looks like it is going to mess you up the heavier you lift.

                  • DEVIL COMMANDER
                    DEVIL COMMANDER  3 months back


                    • Jacob Biilmann E-9A Kratbjergskolen afd. Engholm

                      I think that getting some momentum at the top is a good idea since it will get harder at the end of the movement.

                      • sam walid
                        sam walid  3 months back

                        Actually you got it wrong my friend ..that position you are showing can seriously hurt someone s back especially the beginners because this position require a very strong core ..the traditional position is to put knee on the bench to constitute a safe leverage for a person s back ..I would highly suggest to delete your’s just dry wrong if a person follow your instructions

                      • Texan Football Houston
                        Texan Football Houston  4 months back

                        Thanks man 👍

                        • Eternal Being33
                          Eternal Being33  4 months back

                          Why is this the first time i have ever heard of this?

                          • emre emre
                            emre emre  5 months back

                            Dirsegi tavana cikarsaydin,vay arkadas herkes uzman ya.

                            • Saad Eltahan
                              Saad Eltahan  5 months back


                              • sahil mishra
                                sahil mishra  5 months back

                                This is grear but let me add keeping your back straight with this is tough, donot follow this if you just began the knee on the bench is still the way to go

                                • YoutuberFanPage 420
                                  YoutuberFanPage 420  5 months back

                                  When in the vidoe there a tick and a ex I am ex I was at gym the day just watched the videos thanks alot

                                  • kevin bowditch
                                    kevin bowditch  5 months back

                                    This is the third way I have been shown how to do this, for fuck sake 🤯 I going to do it my way

                                    • Sebastian P
                                      Sebastian P  5 months back

                                      This is just an alternative exercise, theres nothing wrong with having your knee on the bench

                                      • Thomas V.
                                        Thomas V.  2 months back

                                        Check out Jeff cavalier's video on hernias and why u shouldn't put your knee on the bench

                                      • Lee Everett
                                        Lee Everett  2 months back

                                        @Hinok Yohannes I agree with you man. All of these old school exercises are getting demonized into oblivion and you can't even trust if these exercises are really as bad as they say they are. It surely doesn't make newbies feel very confident either.

                                      • Thom
                                        Thom  2 months back

                                        @Hinok Yohannes Easy big guy

                                      • Sebastian P
                                        Sebastian P  4 months back

                                        @Eternal Being33 it was good enough for Arnie bud and I've been doing it for the past 10 years with no effect on my back but we are all different so it really depends on you

                                      • Eternal Being33
                                        Eternal Being33  4 months back

                                        I thought the same thing but he says its bad for your back

                                    • Nishant Korlekar
                                      Nishant Korlekar  5 months back

                                      Then why do people like Dorian Yates do it with knee resting on bench

                                      • fb_dtonpb
                                        fb_dtonpb  5 months back

                                        Jeff the Athlean X would hate this lol what a bad form and wrong exercise!

                                        • fb_dtonpb
                                          fb_dtonpb  5 months back

                                          @ryeguy01 lol go watch his videos again and pay attention to what he says about 'full range of motion' before making this stupid comment. You don't seem to understand Jeff's points at all.

                                        • ryeguy01
                                          ryeguy01  5 months back

                                          How can you watch both videos and walk away thinking that? This isn't bad form, and this isn't a different exercise. It's the same form that Jeff teaches, just without lying on the bench. This video is simply saying to not use the bench because it's easy to mess up. Maybe Jeff likes using the bench, but these videos don't disagree with one another otherwise.

                                      • tommo2k14
                                        tommo2k14  5 months back

                                        Hey Jeff !!

                                        • Arman Mallik
                                          Arman Mallik  5 months back

                                          Khuda jaise sala mr oylumpia ho bhosdika

                                          • Arman Mallik
                                            Arman Mallik  5 months back

                                            Dunia meinn tu hi ekk styawadi hai baki sabh jhoote hai
                                            sala chaman chutiya lodu parsad

                                            • Abhilash
                                              Abhilash  4 months back

                                              Abe gawar kuch samajh nahi aaya tujhe

                                          • Pro Pro
                                            Pro Pro  5 months back

                                            This is fucking delt workout .........lil bit of lats...

                                            • Truth Hurts
                                              Truth Hurts  5 months back

                                              A year from now someone else will say there’s something wrong with these form omg

                                              • E r
                                                E r  3 months back

                                                There still something wrong cause you got to pop that booty look up jeff cavalier. This is where this guy got it from. LOL

                                            • Blackishsheep91
                                              Blackishsheep91  5 months back

                                              What would Jeff say about this

                                              • citizenbobx
                                                citizenbobx  2 months back

                                                He says basically the same thing, except he takes longer. He did mention the extra risk of inguinal tearing/hernia by parking a knee up on the bench, giving the hip girdle a canted angle and then loading up weight on it with a row is dangerous.

                                              • S Mac
                                                S Mac  3 months back

                                                Cryptex Melnikov yeah you add the cheating form to add extra reps

                                              • Cryptex Melnikov
                                                Cryptex Melnikov  3 months back

                                                @vgman94 yeah i know he was talking about Jeff from altean-x, but Jeff Nippard made a video about this exact topic and why you should add the element of " cheat " and not do it the " right way " as people may suggest you to .

                                              • vgman94
                                                vgman94  3 months back

                                                Cryptex Melnikov Not that Jeff.

                                            • Julio FX
                                              Julio FX  5 months back

                                              Thk you mean 🔥🔥🔥

                                              • Jyothish C V
                                                Jyothish C V  5 months back

                                                No this is the bad form for long term although slight more tension on lats knee on bench is the ideal position not to give unwanted stress to body......

                                                • Nayr Josh
                                                  Nayr Josh  6 months back

                                                  Jeff Cavaliere disagrees on your form

                                                  • J Crash
                                                    J Crash  2 months back

                                                    He also doesn't agree with dumbbell rolls with your knee on the bench.

                                                • Action Zach
                                                  Action Zach  6 months back

                                                  Jeff Cavaliere does with his knee on the bench. So thats the correct way.

                                                  • Blunosedpit -
                                                    Blunosedpit -  2 months back

                                                    He also got 2 hernias from doing this movement.

                                                  • Kishan Vats
                                                    Kishan Vats  6 months back

                                                    Check again ,he too advice not do row with knee on the bench .Just check his vedio about Hernia

                                                • Troy
                                                  Troy  6 months back

                                                  Good video!

                                                  • Swigitty Swooty
                                                    Swigitty Swooty  7 months back

                                                    Every workout video claim theirs as the right way and deny other video. Fuck me as a newbie this is confusing as hell.

                                                    • GG Dat Boi
                                                      GG Dat Boi  7 months back

                                                      Glad to know I’ve been destroying my spine doing these lol Thnx for the heads up

                                                      • Yevgeni Duvenage
                                                        Yevgeni Duvenage  8 months back

                                                        Hey, guys. Really hope you can help:

                                                        In the past I could do DB bent-over rows with up to 30kg in a hand, without any discomfort in joints/tendons, and was able to keep working out such for multiple years.

                                                        Recently I restarted working out, starting with very light weights, however got shoulder pain which is kind of like rotator cuff pain, but somewhat different.

                                                        The difference between how I executed the rows before and now is:

                                                        Before: pull the weight almost straight up to my chest/armpit.
                                                        Now: pull the weight in an arcing fashion with elbow tucked in close to my torso, moving back and up, so as if pulling the weight towards my hip.

                                                        Been researching this but couldn't find any reason why executing the move with tucked in elbow pulling to hip would hurt your shoulder.

                                                        Could anybody please help? Will be insanely grateful in advance and thanks!

                                                        • JuWo Gaming
                                                          JuWo Gaming  5 months back

                                                          Just keep working out in the right form. If you feel any discomfort during any lift try to fix your form or lower the weight and if you think you got any injuries from lifting/injuries from past accidents outside from lifting then get it checked in a hospital. Hope you get back into lifting soon man good luck

                                                        • Re nato
                                                          Re nato  8 months back


                                                          maybe you pull the elbow too high?
                                                          Like when bench pressing, not letting the elbows go past the shoulder/back level prevents shoulder issues.
                                                          Those barrel chest guys, champion bench pressers, often don't have their elbows go past their backs either.
                                                          Or it could be that your shoulders have to adjust to this new effort, which they are not accustomed to.
                                                          But you started out with light weights as you said, should not be an issue....

                                                          I would guess, cause I cannot see your form... Do not pull the elbow too high.
                                                          Try it..

                                                      • Garry Pane
                                                        Garry Pane  9 months back

                                                        I do it wrong all the time, thank you for the video

                                                        • Tron Foose
                                                          Tron Foose  10 months back

                                                          Thanks for all the great content

                                                          • Mike Watkins Jr
                                                            Mike Watkins Jr  10 months back

                                                            If he was bigger then me maybe I would agree.. very skeptical about new or different way to do things... good vid but yeah gotta see proof on the physique that it really works

                                                            • KT 2525
                                                              KT 2525  10 months back

                                                              Great demo, thanks for my sore lats. 😅 💪🏼

                                                              • Syarizan Mustapa
                                                                Syarizan Mustapa  10 months back

                                                                Thanks!💪🏻 been doing it wrong my whole(back workout) life!

                                                                • Susana Reid
                                                                  Susana Reid  10 months back

                                                                  Thx. Great Tutorial! ❤️👍👍👍👍👍👍🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

                                                                  • Carlos Acevedo
                                                                    Carlos Acevedo  10 months back

                                                                    nice, i think i was do it wrong.

                                                                    • Udit Solanki
                                                                      Udit Solanki  10 months back

                                                                      I like your teaching keep it up

                                                                      • Jeff Bitler
                                                                        Jeff Bitler  10 months back

                                                                        Yes, yes, yes! So glad I found the MH channel! Your tips are like gold! Love it!

                                                                        • Jonathan B
                                                                          Jonathan B  10 months back

                                                                          Nice. I was doing it all wrong. Knee on the bench, and twisting the back. Fixed now. Thanks.

                                                                          • Poor Student Fitness
                                                                            Poor Student Fitness  2 months back

                                                                            Good thing bcause if u continue u will het hernia

                                                                          • Pedro Rosado
                                                                            Pedro Rosado  4 months back

                                                                            I was doing exactly the same thing. Fixed as well.

                                                                        • armando carrillo
                                                                          armando carrillo  10 months back

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