An exercise for the lats and biceps. When performed using free weights, start with your waist bent so that your torso is parallel (or nearly parallel) to the ground; hold a barbell in both hands with your arms hanging downward. While keeping your torso in the same position, pull the barbell up to your stomach, then lower it until your arms are straight again and repeat.
This exercise may also be performed with dumbbells, in which case it is often done one arm at a time while the other arm may be used for support by putting your forearm on your thigh or by putting your hand on a bench. When performed on a low-row machine, the bent row is typically done in the seated position with the torso upright and a bar attached to a pully is pulled towards the stomach.