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Hazerboy
12-12-2007, 09:12 PM
I've been training hard to get my barbell bent over row up but it seems like there's nothing I can do to strengthen the last two inches to my chest. I've seen a lot of bench analysis on stuff like this, anybody know anything that could help me on the row?

deeder
12-12-2007, 11:18 PM
Maybe do some variations for a while... DB Rows, cable rows, hell even pullups might help.

Sidior
12-12-2007, 11:41 PM
Maybe do some variations for a while... DB Rows, cable rows, hell even pullups might help.

:withstupi:

Maybe change the angle even.

There isn't much analysis because bent over rows are not an exercise which occurs within any form of competition.

Detard
12-13-2007, 06:36 AM
You could try some t-bar rows. Or instead of doing strict bent over rows you could do a power variation where you take a little more weight than usual and use some leg drive to get it moving then really contract those muscles when it hits your chest.

chris mason
12-13-2007, 08:24 AM
I've been training hard to get my barbell bent over row up but it seems like there's nothing I can do to strengthen the last two inches to my chest. I've seen a lot of bench analysis on stuff like this, anybody know anything that could help me on the row?

It may be your anatomy that places the involved muscles in a particularly weak position at that portion of the ROM.

So, as the others indicated, I would just switch movements. Bent over rows are not a magic movement that will do much of anything for your powerlifting. There are other back movements which will work just fine.

RhodeHouse
12-13-2007, 09:57 AM
The bar should be rowed to your belly, not your chest

samadhi_smiles
12-16-2007, 10:04 AM
upper abs?

HP666
12-16-2007, 12:08 PM
upper abs?

Think about pulling the bar up right up under your ribcage.

RhodeHouse
12-16-2007, 04:30 PM
Belly button

samadhi_smiles
12-17-2007, 08:33 AM
seriously?

sadly, I was born without a belly button. I guess I can never do rows properly. :bang:

Guido
12-17-2007, 09:04 AM
^ No belly button? How is that possible?

HP666
12-17-2007, 09:38 AM
^ No belly button? How is that possible?

I think he was being sarcastic.

RhodeHouse
12-17-2007, 12:39 PM
Dead serious. You're able to squeeze your traps together and activate your lats better.

Cirino83
12-17-2007, 12:44 PM
Dead serious. You're able to squeeze your traps together and activate your lats better.

:nod: You can definitely 'feel' it more with lower rows. I don't think I've ever rowed higher than mid stomach.

drew
12-17-2007, 03:12 PM
Listen to Rhodes. He knows what he's talking about.