The dumbbell incline row focuses on strength while targeting the middle back muscles. Many people tend to perform this exercise incorrectly especially at the beginner’s level. Here are some basic steps on how to execute the dumbbell incline row correctly using proper technique.
- Take a dumbbell with each hand using a neutral grip.
- Lean into an incline bench and ensure your arms are straight. This is your starting position.
- Row the dumbbells up to your sides into a 45-degree angle by retracting the shoulder blades and flexing the elbows.
- Return to your original starting position and pause briefly. Repeat for each rep.
The video below shows the correct technique for this exercise: