Barbell Bent-Over Row Vs T-Bar Row | WHICH BUILDS A THICKER & WIDER BACK?

There are many different exercises that can help to build a more muscular back. Fitness trainer Scott Herman goes over two traditional, but very similar exercises, the barbell bent-over row, and t-bar row. Scott discusses the proper way to perform these exercises and provides his opinion regarding the most efficient use to allow the viewer to decide for themselves which is the best for them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Your lattisimus dorsi is your largest back muscle
  • Bent-over rows (with proper form) can build both the thickness and width of these muscles
  • Barbell bent-over rows offer mobility. T-bar rows allow you to lift more weight which can aid in generating muscle growth.

“A lot of people get caught up using multiple exercises to train the same muscle groups with the same movement patterns, and this is horrible for maximizing your gains.”