Dumbbell rows are a compound exercise that mainly target your middle back, but also work the biceps, shoulders, and lats. That means you're probably going to pencil the exercise in to lots of upper body workouts—especially if you want to strengthen your upper body.

Check out these important tips on how to perfect your dumbbell row technique in the video above:

  1. Stabilize yourself with a bench or rack
  2. Keep your back straight
  3. Engage your lats to pull 
  4. Squeeze at the top of the move