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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    My legs hurt when I do rows.

    I like doing Yates Rows. http://www.stumptuous.com/badrow.html <-- Scroll down about halfway. To execute the movment, you have to start in a quarter-squat position, and this kills my legs as I'm literally just "squatting" there for 8-10 reps. Sometimes it feels like my legs are going to give out before my back does. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Sometimes my hammies get tired during a set of T-bars.... work through it and stop whining :P
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    It's normal. You'll adjust. Keep rowing!
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    Squat more ...it'll get easier.
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    how much are you rowing Fix?

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    Only like 85-95 lbs, but it hurts my legs in that position.
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 08-29-2005 at 01:44 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    Stumptuous has a great site. Thanks for reminding me of her.
    I think i learned the form for STDL from that site and from you. hahaha

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    Yeah I do think her site is pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    hey fix how about this.. when you perform that exercise. rest your ass or lean on a pole or a wall to take some pressure off of your legs.

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    Alright thanks I might try that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    I can't tell you how many people (men and women) I've referred to that site for good, no BS lifting information.

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    i do these rows too man and it hurts my quads after doing 8 reps and especially when u have to hold not just yourself but extra weight that you are lifting, just squat, it will get easier

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    You are doing something wrong. You are bending your legs too much.


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    With that in mind, do you guys think it matters how much you bend at the knees? I find if I bend a bit more and kinda "sit back" I feel it alot less on my LB and can focus on the actual movement. Is this any different than say, keeping knees almost straight?
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    Ok, looked at the link you provided. You are doing them wrong!

    The woman is having you perform a shrug combined with a static squat??? Lol, that is horrible!

    Let me give you a picture of the man himself doing the movement. You will note he leans forward more at the beginning and then straightens his back a bit at the end of the movement. He looks NOTHING like that woman doing the movement and I promise you he never worried about his legs giving out first.

    Keep your lower back arched but definitely lean over a bit more and don't bend your legs quite as much.
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