View Full Version : Rowing Session

02-07-2007, 06:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2sC-3E2wdI check it out. give me some critiques on form if you want. i know the lighting is ****ty. i thought i fixed it but the ****in camera keeps making the image way darker than it actually is for some reason.

02-07-2007, 06:17 PM
strong work Dan, do you like resetting every rep? form is not bad, your using some english but when the weight gets heavy for the induvidual then a little wont hurt

02-07-2007, 06:32 PM
thanks. yeah i want to get out of the habit of resetting all the time. i thought the t-bar rows were going to be easier but they were harder to keep form because i am not use to doing them.

02-07-2007, 06:40 PM
solid effort regardless, big weight for a 155 16 yr old!

02-07-2007, 08:54 PM
um, I think you need to back off the weight some.

02-07-2007, 08:56 PM
I agree with HB - drop the weight to ~135lbs and go from there.

02-07-2007, 09:14 PM
am i using too much english?

02-07-2007, 09:16 PM
am i using too much english?

some of the reps werent bad but some were heavy, i say you will be set at 150 lbs and should be able to strict row it.

02-07-2007, 09:49 PM
cool. thanks for the input guys. i usually rep with 155 so i guess i will stick with that for a while.

02-07-2007, 10:16 PM
There's nothing wrong with resetting on each rep, but you're clearly using more weight than you can handle. Would you be able to take a video of your form with 135 or less?

02-07-2007, 10:23 PM
yeah, next back day i'll take another video

02-07-2007, 11:43 PM
Looks fine to me

02-16-2007, 09:58 AM
yeah i agree man, looks a bit on the heavy side, i thought u were deadlifitng for a while, never seen the rest between sets, its ok i guess but im a stickler for keeping tension on the muslce while rowing, but if its working for you then keep it up, the english isnt thatbad youll use some as the weight goes up, if any advice id say lighten up and see if u can break the habit of resting

02-16-2007, 11:35 AM
thanks for the comments guys. in my back workout yesterday i dropped the weight to 160 and made sure to strict it. i just watched my first rowing video again and i agree i was using too much english.

02-16-2007, 11:45 AM
I don't like the form either - too much jerking. You are using momentum from your lower back and traps to help you move the weight.. therefore taking the stress AWAY from your lats.

It's not the worst I've seen by a long way, but I am always sceptical of the amount of weight people say they row. I reckon you'd have to be a pretty strong guy to do a 225lb row in what I would call "proper" form. Just look at any Youtube vid of people who *think* they are rowing 315+ and all you get is a stupid half-shrug.

A good idea would be to back off the weight and concentrate on contracting your lats as you lift the weight up to your abdominals.

02-16-2007, 03:05 PM
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure you're supposed to arch your back when you do the BB rows.

02-17-2007, 07:30 AM
resetting for me relaxes the muscle. thats the reason why i dont do it. Constant tension gives me more of a pump.

PS: good form though :)

02-17-2007, 06:21 PM
watch your tbar row again.. too much uneccesary jerking. and you were using your legs couple of times. like others said try to lower the weights and focus on form. same thing wit your BB rows. good effort tho.