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Thread: Dumbbell Rows or Barbell Rows? Which do you prefer?

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    DB and t-bar for me. I'm not sure why I don't do BB; maybe I'll add some of them in on my back day next week

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    You know you can rig up a ghetto t-bar row using a barbell right?
    What, put weights on the end and pry the other end of the barbell against a wall or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amarkham View Post
    What, put weights on the end and pry the other end of the barbell against a wall or something?
    Yep, stick one end of the barbell in a corner and it's just like a T-Bar. Just grab one of those V handles that you would use on the pully machines and stick it on the bar to make a handle.

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    Throw a barbell in the corner of the room and do some rows using the v-grip for handles. BB rows in the power rack are also great. Screw it so are 1 arm rows, you should do them all.
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    I've been doing Ghetto T-bar for a while now and like it a lot. Did one arm db rows on wednesday and my back was pretty sore, hasn't been in a while.

    But like others have said DB's don't go heavy enough for me to continue doing them.
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    Yep, stick one end of the barbell in a corner and it's just like a T-Bar. Just grab one of those V handles that you would use on the pully machines and stick it on the bar to make a handle.
    How would I stick it on the bar? Would it even fit around the end of a bar? They're quite thick, I'm not sure if the hole in the V handle would be big enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amarkham View Post
    How would I stick it on the bar? Would it even fit around the end of a bar? They're quite thick, I'm not sure if the hole in the V handle would be big enough.
    No not the whole where you hook the cable normally. You have the bar sit in the middle of the V (opposite side of the whole).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddegroff View Post
    No not the whole where you hook the cable normally. You have the bar sit in the middle of the V (opposite side of the whole).
    words of wisdom. It works great. Also try and use 25 plates if you can, you get a fuller range of motion; 45's hit your chest on your way up.
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    I never could get the ghetto T-bar to work. When I put enough weight to work my muscles properly (which isn't much at all) the bar tips over. I've tried putting weights on the other side but it just does not work very well at all.

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    this ghetto t-bar rig sounds quite interesting...i MIGHT try it sometime soon... hmm

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    I really like dumbbell rows.

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    Barbell. I really don't think the greats would recommend dumbell rows over barbell rows for back size and strength. Personally dumbells feel like some kind of warped curl for me, too much biceps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjohnso View Post
    I never could get the ghetto T-bar to work. When I put enough weight to work my muscles properly (which isn't much at all) the bar tips over. I've tried putting weights on the other side but it just does not work very well at all.
    Sounds like you're standing too far over the end. That's never happened to me.
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