I was wondering if there is any replacement for BB Rows? For some reason i can't do them, im always off balance, im sure it's because my form is wrong or something, but i was just curious if there was any other excercise i could do that would be as good or better. I was thinking maybe i could sit on an incline bench with my stomach against the pad and just do the same thing but with dumbbells, but i dont know if that will work as good (im a newbie). Any one have any suggestions?
Last edited by omen6; 09-11-2006 at 07:58 PM.
try db rows w/ 1 knee and 1 hand on a flat bench.
All sorts of stuff you could do.
Try lightening up the wieght, even if its just the bar.
Also is it a balance issue or a core strength issue?
Face it: biceps are the muscle that classifies you as a muscle man.
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i checked out the clip of the guy doing a bent over BB row in the link you posted clawhammer and i found out i was doing it wrong, and if i still can't do it i'll try the excercise you suggested Ricky Bobby, thanks for the replies.
Last edited by omen6; 09-11-2006 at 08:37 PM.
There are also variations of BB row you may be comfortable with like 45 degree angle row, yates row, t-bar row; you can even try a row machine, that's my favorite machine.
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seated cable row is one of the few machines I do use. not all the time, just when it feels like my lower back is too fatigued for barbell rowing.
man id say get your form down on the BB rows and try to stick with those. I have got the best back thickness from them.
I agree. It helps a lot.
I have to admit, I hardly ever see guys doing bent over BB row at the gym. Man, I gotta go to a real gym.
Ever since I've been doing straight-legged dead lifts, my BB row has improved.
BB rows are the ultimate lat exercise according to King Coleman. "They add thickness and give your lats the drape shape".
You can't replace them, learn to love it