Barbell Back Exercises

No reason to bring up more workouts here than barbell rows and barbell deadlifts. These two barbell back exercises are the most common that you’ll see in the workout routines prepared by Daily Spot experts. They’re likely the most popular barbell back exercises that trainers user with their clients. Naturally, the barbell offers a less range of motion than the dumbbells. Don’t think that’s always a bad thing. It’s not. Once you find the right range of motion, the barbell will help to reinforce it. Once the form is perfected with a standard barbell row, a simple grip adjustment can hit an entirely different part of the back. In this case, having less range of motion is actually beneficial because it controls the motion of both arms simultaneously.

Underhand and Overhand Grips

With the presses, it was the width of the hands that made a huge difference. That still with back exercises. However, the other major adjustment that comes into play here is the grip. Specifically using and underhand or overhand grip. If your main goal is to work out the lats, then an underhand grip is more beneficial. On the other hand, the exercises that use an overhand grip will target the middle back. This is precisely the reason that you might do an underhand row and overhand row in the same workout. Doing 3 sets of underhand rows and 3 sets of overhand rows is NOT the same as doing 6 sets of underhand rows. Take advantage of the grip to make the most of your back workouts. If you don’t want to create your own back workouts or are unsure whether they make sense, take a look at Grant’s Body Series program on Daily Spot.