Top Bodybuilder’s Favorite Types of Bent-Over Row (and How to Do Them with Proper Form)

T-Bar Bent-Over Row

The T-bar bent-over row is an exercise that involves taking the close-grip handle from a cable row machine and pulling it against the end of a loaded barbell.

Here’s what it looks like:


The T-bar bent-over row isn’t as technically demanding as the conventional bent-over barbell row, which makes it a good later-in-your-workout exercise, when you’re feeling the fatigue start to set in from your heavier, harder lifts.

You can also do the machine version of this exercise if you can’t or don’t want to jerry-rig the setup. My favorite T-bar machine is the Hammer Strength T-bar machine, which looks like this:

t bar row machine

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