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    Back exercises with just barbell and dumbells?

    What are good back exercises i can do with just a barbell and 2 dumbbells??
    im presently doing bent-over rows and deadlifts.
    i know chinups are a good exercise but i dont got the chinup bar.

    any help on other good exercises i can do???

    thanks

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    Use the barbell to beat someone u and take $12 from their wallet to buy a chinup bar. Do bent over rows on your way to and from the scene of the crime.

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    ^^^^^

    I agree with that conjecture. There's nothing really significant you can do with what little you have.
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    You can do pullovers with a dumbbell.
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    I've always liked bent over dumbell rowing

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    Quote Originally Posted by EviscerationX
    ^^^^^

    I agree with that conjecture. There's nothing really significant you can do with what little you have.
    Are you kidding?
    DEADLIFTS
    BARBELL ROWS-SU, PRO, SEMI-PRO
    UPRIGHT ROWS

    Those are all good, heavy unilateral movements. If you don't see growth off of barbell rows and deadlifts something's wrong.

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    Rows, Cleans and Deads--maybe a few shrugs now and then

    What else is needed?

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    Pullups.

    They're best pulling exercise. We all know that. The point is that it is super easy to get a pullup bar, or go to a park and use a jungle gym, or a water pipe or whatever. No excuses!

    Of course, deads, cleans, and rows too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric1214
    What are good back exercises i can do with just a barbell and 2 dumbbells??
    im presently doing bent-over rows and deadlifts.
    i know chinups are a good exercise but i dont got the chinup bar.

    any help on other good exercises i can do???

    thanks
    I think you could piece together a very decent program with what you have. What others have suggested and also one armed rows & cleans. Ian King even states that the clean puts on more upper back mass than dead's!

    Example - make up a routine combining sets of deadlift, clean, bent over BB row, 1 arm row. Finish it off with a rear delt movement (ie, bent over side raises or bent over row up with a position to max rear delt involvement), some shrugs for your traps and you should be thoroughly beat up.

    Don't neglet your squat's on leg day either, these help back too!
    Last edited by garagedoor79; 01-26-2005 at 09:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaturalBuilder
    Are you kidding?
    DEADLIFTS
    BARBELL ROWS-SU, PRO, SEMI-PRO
    UPRIGHT ROWS

    Those are all good, heavy unilateral movements. If you don't see growth off of barbell rows and deadlifts something's wrong.

    Upright rows are good but more of a shoulder exercise in my book.


    Shrugs
    T-bar rows
    DB Rows
    DB pull overs
    bent rows
    deadlifts
    ...that looks like a full back routine to me.

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