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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Dumbbell Rows or Barbell Rows? Which do you prefer?

    So 1 arm bent over dumbbell rows or barbell rows? which is your exersize of choice and why?

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    BB. DB's normally don't go heavy enough.
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    I tried 1-arm dumbell rows for a while but never felt my back was getting a good workout. Barbell is the way to go, just a shame my gym doesn't a T-bar or anything of the sort.

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    If my gym had heavier DB's I'd probably do them more often, but I usually do BB rows, or T-bar rows.
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    Barbell. DB rows always felt... awkward. I'm not sure what it is, but I never liked them.
    Last edited by Outshine; 07-20-2007 at 10:01 AM.

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    BB or cable rows

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    BB, T-Bar, DB...in that order...mainly for the reason that cphafner mentioned

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    I like the range of motion more with DBs (and my gym has DBs up to 150)

    The only type of row I've done recently is T-bar though
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    Underhand BB rows are my favorite followed by DB rows.
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    T-bar rows and DB rows.
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    Pendlay rows or t-bar rows. I don't think I've used dumbbells for any exercises for quite some time. I used to do DB Bench, but since I decided to get a power rack/bench at home next month, I decided I might as well adjust to using a barbell again.

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    I agree with KingWilder, i like the range of motion you get with the DB's

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    I do it all. I don't have a set thing I do. I just change it almost every workout. I do DB rows, BB rows, cable rows, and my dad's buying a T-bar to add to our home gym, so I'll be using that too.
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    both are great exercises but i prefer DBs because i have a hard time doing bb rows on back day after deadlifting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    T-bar rows and DB rows.
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    I like em all, and for different reasons. CSR are awesome because they don't take much time to set-up, just toss some plates on, bang out some sets, and you're done. BB Rows are great because most people can do more weight on them. DB Rows are great too, but usually when I get heavier on them, my form goes to s***. I'd say do them all. They all have various benefits.

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    do DB rows hurt anyone elses back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by backseatwitme13 View Post
    do DB rows hurt anyone elses back?
    If my form gets sloppy, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amarkham View Post
    I tried 1-arm dumbell rows for a while but never felt my back was getting a good workout. Barbell is the way to go, just a shame my gym doesn't a T-bar or anything of the sort.
    You know you can rig up a ghetto t-bar row using a barbell right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    You know you can rig up a ghetto t-bar row using a barbell right?
    But you need to yell out "Yeaaah Buddday" for it to be effective.

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    BB Rows and T-Bar Rows. DB's (at least at my gym) don't go heavy enough. Heavy BB rows help work the grip better, too.
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    Dumbbells all the way, better range of motion, more stabilizers required and I feel it more at the top of the motion which I can't get with a bar (unless cambered) and I have adjustable dumbs that go up to 180#

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    DB and T-Bar row for me. I've always hated BB rows.

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    Shoulda made this a poll.
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    BO BB ROWS all the way!.My back gets hit hard with those.
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