Adding in rowing on back days - good idea or worthless?

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  1. Shady VW

    Shady VW New Member

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    My gym has those rowing machines - not like cable rows, but where you sit down and row (like rowing a boat) for a while.

    Would this be a good idea to throw in on my back days?
     
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    just do some heavy bb rows :hs: youll be fine

    just my 2c
     
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    Are Barbell rows more beneficial than upright rows? :hs:
     
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    upright rows use a barbell
     
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    I know, but I'm talking about the positioning.

    Traditional barbell row is when you're bent over, upright is when you're standing upright. Am I correct?

    Is one more beneficial than the other?
     
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    upright rows are more for shoulders than lats iirc

    bent over bb rows target mainly lats
     
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    :cool:

    So should I just do bent over bb rows instead of rowing?
     
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    in essence they're the same exercise if im right about thinking what you're talking about, but using a barbell helps with stabilizing muscles used for rowing and freeweights are usually the better to use
     
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    do pendlay rows
     
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    theyre not good for size. its like running to increase leg size which doesnt happen.
     
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    um, if you're doing it for cardio. otherwise, no.
     
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    i think those are pendaley rows :dunno:
     
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    :werd: i pull them more to the upper abs, close to the chest. He seems to pull it more to his lower abs
     
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    I got have probably gotten the most growth in my lats from heavy barbell pivot rows, no handle, just holding onto the bar and really let it stretch out the lats at the bottom of the moment with either an arch or slightly rounded back.

    Of course, I have shit myself a couple of times going really heavy on these while fighting to keep the arch :ugh:
     
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    Go here you fucking scat-monger: http://www.colonblow.com/pooppics.htm
     
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    what are pivot rows?
     
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    I just stick one end of the barbell in a corner and pile the plates up on the other end. I don't use a handle like this guy but just grab below the collar and switch the top hand every set.

    Edit - also don't rest it on the floor between reps, let it stretch you all the way out
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    cool, tx, thats kind of like t-bar rows right?
     
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    upright rows are great for traps
     
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    i thought that was t-bar rows :dunno:

    i like doing these more than seated rows... i actually feel something the next day :eek3:
     
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    Bent-over rows & Yates rows are teh shit for teh lats.
     
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    Yeah same idea, except I don't have t-bar row equipment at home so I do it my way. I actually like it better than the machines.
     
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