Here is how to do t-bar rows at home and add another excellent back exercise to your home workout arsenal.
The T-Bar Row
These train pretty much the same muscles as barbell rows or dumbbell rows, but that’s no reason to shun them. Because when you get stuck on those two types of rows, a slight change in how your muscles are recruited into a movement can make all the difference.
That bit of difference in movement mechanics is exactly what t-bar rows provide.
You normally only see them done at gyms with the help of machine. But if you have a corner, a towel and a barbell, we can improvise and use them in our home workouts:
Granted, the range of motion is a bit smaller compared to what you get at the gym, but if you use good form that isn’t too big a problem.
But I Live In A Lighthouse!
I have experimented forth and back with what to do when you can’t use a corner: putting heavy plates on top of the barbell’s lower end, placing it before big plates, blocking it with a dumbbell. None of those really worked and prevented the barbell from sliding.
If you can come up with something, let me know!