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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    bent over rows grip?

    do you have your hands pointed towards your legs or away? and how wide?

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    I use doubled over hand grip. I vary my grip between thumb from the smooth and pinkies on the rings.
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    overhand group and usually pretty close to shoulder width.

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    Double overhand with pinkie on the rings.

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    thank you

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    Over-under. Just kidding, overhand.


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    Yeah I heard of guys doing under hand grip and tearing their bi's! I think that is how Dorian tore his? Overhand thumb from the smooth seems comfy to me!

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    Usually overhand and anywhere from shoulder-width to bench grip. Sometimes I'll go underhand for a change of pace.

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    Larry Pacifico's favorite supplemental exercise

    Back in the day (circa. 1978) Larry Pacifico wrote an article for Iron Man Magazine (Perry and Mable Raider from Alliance, NE) and discussed his bench press routine.

    Larry set over 100 WR.

    Larry thought bent rowing with a reverse grip was important as a supplemental exercise for benching.

    When I do bent rows, I do a few sets with a regular grip and then a few sets with a reverse grip (not to be confused with the alternate grip used for deadlifting.)

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    I too do bent over row w/ a under-hand grip albeit not too heavy... Same w/ pull-up and pull-downs while really tensing and flexing the shoulder blades together at the bottom.

    As with many other rear-delt, mid-upper back exercises, they really assist a lot w/ the BP.
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    I do overhand as well. I can't really even imagine doing the exercise with an underhand grip.
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    Overhand, shoulder width mostly.
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    Overhand. Just wider than shoulder width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    I use doubled over hand grip. I vary my grip between thumb from the smooth and pinkies on the rings.
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    I dropped bent rows as they were screwing up my DL recovery. But if I was doing them I would Try doing them the same grip as your bench. I do all my lat work like that and I think it has a carryover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottYard View Post
    I dropped bent rows as they were screwing up my DL recovery. But if I was doing them I would Try doing them the same grip as your bench. I do all my lat work like that and I think it has a carryover.
    I recently came to the same conclusion and changed to chest-supported rows instead.

    I use an overhand grip with my pinkys on the rings.
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    shoulder width

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    overhand.shoulder width or slightly wider.

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