The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    DB Rows vs. Cable Rows vs. Straight Back Cable Rows

    Can't seem to get a good workout with BB Rows. Looking for a substitute.
    I'm doing a variation of WWB 1, so I'm doing pull ups, deads and BB rows. I want to substitute either DB Rows, Cable Rows or Staight Back Cable Rows (instead of the BB Rows). Any of those superior, or is it a matter of taste? What's the difference between doing the cable rows with or without a straight back?

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    I would think all of those would be a decent substitute.

    Here's the row without a straight back:

    http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Back...SeatedRow.html


    And here's the one with a straight back:

    http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Back...SeatedRow.html


    I've always done the second one (personally, I didn't realize that the first one used correct form).
    5'6", 145 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leveque
    I would think all of those would be a decent substitute.

    Here's the row without a straight back:

    http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Back...SeatedRow.html


    And here's the one with a straight back:

    http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Back...SeatedRow.html


    I've always done the second one (personally, I didn't realize that the first one used correct form).
    I always thought that straight back was correct too.

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    I think DB rows are a good substitude
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natetaco
    I think DB rows are a good substitude
    And right you are. Did them for the first time on Wednesday. A couple of light sets to get used to the exercise and try to work on good form. Then built up to working sets.

    Got a great back workout, along with the pullups and deads I did.

    Thanks.

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