Barbell Bent Arm Pullover

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Barbell Bent Arm Pullover


Utility: Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull



Lie upper back perpendicular on bench. Flex hips slightly. Grasp barbell from behind and position over chest with elbows bent approximately 90°.


With elbow bent, lower bar over and just behind head until upper arm is approximately parallel to torso. Return and repeat.


Keep elbows bent approximately 90° throughout exercise. Keep hips from raising up significantly. Either straight barbell or EZ barbell can be used. Also see Barbell Pullover.

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