The main aim of the Barbell bent over row is to keep your shoulders down and your elbows close to your body. This makes sure you are not using other muscles to take over the pulling action.
As I mentioned above, you will also use your core and abs, by holding a strong bent over position throughout the whole exercise.
You should keep your belly button pulled back to engage your underlying core muscles and brace your abs to hold yourself in position.
Take a look at our video tutorial below where I guide you through the exercise and outline the main technique points of how to do a perfect barbell bent over row.
If you need something to print off and take to the gym as a reminder, the step-by-step exercise technique is further down this page.