View Full Version : Is there a difference between a High Pull and a Power Row?

09-27-2005, 09:41 AM
Just wondering, because they sound essentially the same.

09-27-2005, 11:04 AM
A high pull is basically a powerclean or hangclean without the catch. I'm not sure about a power row, but I think it is a bent-over barbell row using your legs to help get the weight moving.

09-27-2005, 01:00 PM

09-27-2005, 06:20 PM
Do you guys actually do high pulls at your gym? That seems like one of those exercises that would lead to complaints and withdrawal of memberships, hehe.....

09-27-2005, 06:21 PM
In a 'normal' gym, anyway. Maybe not in Big Bobo's Crunch House...

09-27-2005, 06:35 PM
Ah, so the Power Row is done with a bent back. Gotcha.

09-27-2005, 07:40 PM
The power row is a row. The high pull is basically a powerclean cut short; they are a lot different.

09-27-2005, 08:17 PM
In a 'normal' gym, anyway. Maybe not in Big Bobo's Crunch House...

They're allowed in Rick The Destroyer's House of Ass Crushing...
and by that I mean my garage...

However, the shoulder workout article in that thread about delts that pissed me off had "power upright rows" as one of the lifts- those looked like high pulls started with the bar hanging (instead of on the rack pins like I do). That and he wants you to hold it at the top for 2 seconds, which sounds like a terrible idea. Anyway- that might be where you got confused about the power row vs. high pull thing, fix.

Bruise Brubaker
09-30-2005, 11:18 AM
When doing high pulls, you don't need to drop the weight... of course, this is not ideal.