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HeavyBomber
08-23-2006, 08:51 AM
For you sumo deadlifters, this is a great supplemental exercise. The hips lend momentum to get the bar moving into a row. This allows you to use more weight. It nails your lats and upper back and it keeps constant tension on your sumo musculature.
Check it out.
What do you think? You perfect form types won't like it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjDSV2CtzpY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR2dDriNEs0

Stumprrp
08-23-2006, 09:11 AM
HB that looks excellent, your playing with that 335 man, no english when you start the row, i may try it.

MixmasterNash
08-23-2006, 09:33 AM
Like a Pendlay row...

I think that if the sumo stance reduces lower back strain in particular, that's a fantastic idea. How do the rows feel in your back, hips and legs?

WillKuenzel
08-23-2006, 09:45 AM
Looks like a good idea. I'll have to give that a try. Thanks for the idea!

Nosaj
08-23-2006, 01:01 PM
You're a freak of nature, I f**king love it. Everything you do is an awesome effort. Form looks great to me, anything that gets you to breakdown every available muscle fibre with little risk of injury sounds good to me. I'm gonna try these on my next back day, but maybe with a bit less weight. :thumbup:

Tofer
08-23-2006, 01:06 PM
I haven't really seen anything quite like that before, but it looks pretty good. Do you think you would benefit from bringing the bar up a little higher on each rep, though? It's hard to tell exactly how high it's going from behind but I would guess it isn't going quite as high as your lower abs. On my rows I tend to bring it up closer to the sternum but the bar doesn't quite reach the floor on each rep like yours, so then again, the ROM is probably the same.

Kana
08-23-2006, 02:30 PM
I'll definitely have to give that a shot. Good idea!

Sensei
08-23-2006, 03:35 PM
I think it looks like a great exercise!

getfit
08-23-2006, 04:19 PM
i really enjoyed that, i'm going to give it a go, tomorrow maybe.

HeavyBomber
08-23-2006, 05:17 PM
Cool, personally I think they are awesome. Anything compound that allows me to handle heavier weight with reasonable form and works corresponding musculature is better to me.

Um, Thanks getfit… but I’m intrigued, which one did you 'enjoy' more, the one from the front or the rear? :angel:

getfit
08-23-2006, 05:19 PM
both actually, you look great :)

Nosaj
08-23-2006, 05:22 PM
Hahaha HB, kinda like that airplane scene from Fight Club when he walks by the strewartess. :hump: :nod:

getfit
08-23-2006, 05:23 PM
oh, and another thing i've noticed, you look so much like the guy i'm training with now cool!

HeavyBomber
08-24-2006, 06:36 PM
both actually, you look great :)


Thank you getfit, that makes me feel good. :hello:

getfit
08-24-2006, 07:01 PM
i tried them today, and i did pretty well,next time i'll do a plate a side i can handle it ;).Thanks for the vids :)

HeavyBomber
08-24-2006, 07:17 PM
So where's your vids?;)

Nicoman
08-24-2006, 07:18 PM
I like them gonna do them tonight as well.
Thanks for the vids.

getfit
08-24-2006, 07:18 PM
i'll get the vids.Beware of alot of noise :D

HeavyBomber
08-25-2006, 09:02 PM
oh, and another thing i've noticed, you look so much like the guy i'm training with now cool!

Must be a handsome dude. :smoke:
... and lucky;)

JustinASU
08-25-2006, 09:07 PM
I don't pull sumo, but the idea is interesting. I'll give 'em a go. Thanks, bro.

Kana
09-10-2006, 10:29 AM
I just wanted to say thank you for sharing this. I was finally able to get back into the gym this past week after missing 1 1/2 weeks due to a muscle pull in my back, and I've been dieing to try these out. By using this form I was able to increase my rows by 20lbs without any strain on my back. :)

rookiebldr
09-10-2006, 11:22 AM
Definitely will try these tomorrow. I've not like sumo deadlifts at all, however, it's worth giving these a go to see how good the back feels with the added weight. Thanks for the suggestion.