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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).
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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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