Dumbbell row

 

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Select a flat bench and place a dumbbell on each side of it. Place the left leg on top of the end of the bench, bend your torso forward from the waist until your upper body is parallel to the floor, and place your left hand on the other end of the bench for support. Use the right hand to pick up the dumbbell on the floor and hold the weight while keeping your lower back straight. The palm of the hand should be facing your torso. This will be your starting position. Pull the resistance straight up to the side of your waist, keeping your upper arm close to your side and keeping the torso stationary. Lower the resistance straight down to the starting position.  Repeat the movement for the specified amount of repetitions. Switch sides and perform the same thing with the other arm.

 

Photography by Dave Laus

Words/Workout: Jen Jewell

Models: Jen Jewell, Theresa Jen Lopetrone