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    rows

    you guys think bent over rows are better or cable rows with a machine?

    ive never done a bent over row, but it looks like itd put alot of stress on my lower back (which might be a good thing i guess)
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    Bent over rows are ace! I couldn't imagine a back routine without them.

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    What is a true bent over row. I bend over as far as strait as possible. I mean I try to keep my chest parallel to the ground and bar tuch my chest. Which I thought was teh correct way. But I se people doing heavy weight barely bent over calling that a row. If that is the case I could do alot more. who is correct hear?
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    I'm hoping the whole page shows up so you can read the description as well.

    bb bent over row

    That's about the best explantion I've seen.
    Last edited by runt; 03-10-2003 at 03:51 PM.
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    Thanks
    I was wrong all this time. I am bent over way to much good thing today is back day.
    Age 23 Height 5'10 weight 210 2 years complete of serious lifting.
    At 5'10" last Jan/02 I was 280 Lbs with a 44 waist.
    Now as of Dec/02 I am 210 with a 34-36 waist. A year complete 70 pounds lost now lets get big .
    Goal Deadlift 500 by summer now..
    02/10/03 405X3 425X1
    02/17/03 435X1
    02/24/03 445X1
    03/03/03 455X1
    03/10/03 455X3 "rack pull" 500X1 "rack pull MISS"
    03/17/03 405X6, "Rack Pulls 505X3, 525X1.... 555X1 Miss"
    04/14/03 465X1 verry difficult
    05/12/03 475X1 Easy!!! 500X1 Miss"real close"
    05/19/03 435X5
    06/16/03 Rack pulls 555X2, 600Xmiss
    07/14/03 500X1 GOAL ACHIEVED!!!!
    10/06/03 500X4 555X1 Miss
    10/13/03 535X1
    11/10/03 Rack pull 500X7
    GOAL for 2004 get back to a low fat% and keep it 8 -10% would be great.
    06/29 rack pull 700X3
    07/6/04 600x1 at 216
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    Kevin i was the same until a week ago, i was doing them almost at a right angle! i could feel it but i couldnt handle as much weight.

    Good link runt
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    With bent over bb rows, try not to bring the elbows out. They should be pulled straight back against the body. Also, bring the bar into your waist and not to the stomach or thighs.

    Start with a light weight and really play with form to see what hits the lats best. It's an awkward lift that requires quite a bit of playing with form before you find what hits the lats the best. Speaking of which, if you're hitting your upper back (rhomboids/traps) the most, chances are your form isn't correct.

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