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Thread: seated cable rows or wide grip front chins???

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    i am thinking of trying seated cable rows,i do chins at the
    moment but can only do 3x5 i donnot seam to get anything
    from these. is seated cable rows good for adding mass to back???? or should i stay with chins.
    p.s i think im using biceps to much when doing chins.

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    donnyx15

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    You should be using both chins and a row movement in your back routine. What is your current routine?
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    current routine

    deadlifts 3x6-10
    chins 3x6-10
    t-bar rows 3x6-10
    one arm dumbell rows 3x6-10

    respect
    donnyx15

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Routine looks fine. I personally do only 3 exercises. Here's what I'm about to do now:

    1.Deadlifts-3-4 warmups, 1 work set 5-6 reps
    2.Chins-1 warmup- 2 work sets to failure
    3.Cable rows-2 warmups- 2 work sets 5-8 reps.

    I use very high intensity and low volume. It is working for me.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Using biceps too much? Experiment with your form. Try leaning back when you're performing the motion - Don't bring your chin up to the bar, bring your chest up to the bar while keeping your back arched and your head back.

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    Agree with Gino. Do 'em Poliquin style!

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    Note on chinups, if you do not disconnect your elbows completely and straighten your arms on the way down, you may as well be doing bicep curls.

    If you're like me and can't do more than a few true chinups, use a cable machine but make sure your form is perfect.

    I second the notion to try and experiment with bringing the bar to your chest, lower chest if possible. You will hit different muscles.

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    advice from the wise chris mason use a suppinated, shoulder width grip to put your biceps in a stronger position to allow your lats to be worked harder. i also agree with gino do em poliquin style http://www.testosterone.net/html/85back.html

    [Edited by Behemouth on 02-16-2001 at 10:19 PM]
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