Bent Over Dumbbell Row Exercise & Variations
In the videos below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating the bent over row exercise with bilateral arm row (dumbbells) and unilateral arm row (single arm). The bent over row is a great exercise as it requires the individual to lock their torso in a fixed stable position so that the spine is not exposed to any unnecessary movement and possible risk of injury. The dumbbell row is a great alternative to the barbell because the dumbbell use allows for varied movement pathways as well as an increased range of motion relative to the barbell. The main difference between the bilateral and unilateral row is that the unilateral is more challenging as one must also look to stabilise the torso so to avoid rotation of the trunk (looking to keep shoulders in line with the hips).
This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.