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    Barbell rows or t-bar rows?

    Can someone explain what the difference between these two exercises is and which one is better?
    Also can someone post a link to a video of someone doing them with good form because im never sure if im supposed to just use my arms and hold my back straight or what.

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    Here is t-bar rows:
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    And here is HB doing BB rows
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    I find t-bars hit the lats more than BB rows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iLikeMilk View Post
    Can someone explain what the difference between these two exercises is and which one is better?
    Also can someone post a link to a video of someone doing them with good form because im never sure if im supposed to just use my arms and hold my back straight or what.
    i really like dumbell rows personally, you really get to let your arm hang down very far and fully disengage then engage your lats quite a bit.

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    I've never done T-bar rows, but I do BO rows. I like them. They hit my back really good.
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    thanks second vid aint workin tho?

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    Most gyms have a T-bar row apparatus... Using a barbell in the corner, like in that first vid, is very old school...

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    They are differnet excerisises, I found BB rows kill my lats, and T bar obliterate my bis/upper back
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    The only difference is the angle. If you're doing a proper bent-over BB row you should be completely parallel with the floor at 90 degrees. This forces your lats to engage more as your traps are put at a disadvantage. However, if you're like most people your traps will completely overpower your lats and you'll end up doing more like 45 degree bent-over BB rows at heavier weights.

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    Do which ever one you are worse at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCSBBodybuild View Post
    Most gyms have a T-bar row apparatus... Using a barbell in the corner, like in that first vid, is very old school...
    and way cooler.
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    i dont think that first video would be considered tbar rows.... im pretty sure those are straight bar rows. on tbar rows the bar looks like a T with a pulley at the bottom of the T and you hold on to the top of it.
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    Dumbbell BO Rows and weighted inverted rows...you can look ghetto with your tbar rows or you can look cool and ghetto with a backpack with 110lbs on your chest doing inverted rows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunshow View Post
    i dont think that first video would be considered tbar rows.... im pretty sure those are straight bar rows. on tbar rows the bar looks like a T with a pulley at the bottom of the T and you hold on to the top of it.
    those are definately t-bar rows
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    I guess they are, thats what i always called them until i saw a tbar row machine... because it has a long handle bar like a lat pulldown bar and you use a wider over hand grip and with traditional tbar rows, there is no "T" and you use a close neutral grip... wouldn't that be two completely different movements? kinda like benchpress and close grip bench press.
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    and wtf are inverted rows? sounds insane.
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    nvm i googled it, just always called those reverse push ups
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