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  1. f00l

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    when doing barbell rows is your elbows supposed to be at your side or is there supposed to be some distance? and is the grip supposed to be underhand or overhand on the bar?
     
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    pull up the bar using your lats. elbow position depends on back angle. under or over is your preference.
     
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    i'm not an expert, but overhand tends to work my upperback while underhand does my lats. Try different angles and both grips with lighter weights and squeeze your back to see which parts they work.
     
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    i found it most effective when doing this rows underhand or overhand to use your fingers as they were hooks. I see alot of people do heavy weight and use more of there biceps to pull the weight. I effectively work the back/lats by using my hands as hooks, rather then gripping the bar. I like to keep my elbows more into my body, so the form is tighter.
     
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    if I do them with a close grip (where knurling/smooth meet) I try to tuck my elbows as much as possible, if I do it with my pinkies on the rings or so my elbows end up flared out to the side.
     
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    your lats are engaged in all rowing movements regardless
     
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    I am going to try this

    thanks
     
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    don't think biceps will do much if you're doing heavy rows
     
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    I've found that using over hand will take some of the emphasis off of the biceps and place it more on the back.

    I've also seen too many people loading too much weight using the underhand grip, as mentioned above, then becomes more of a bicep dominant pull.
     
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    its a compound excerise its gonna hit whats its gonna hit regardless of what you think you isolate
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Personally, I think straps do wonders for rows. I have no problem of holding 225 double overhand for 10-12 reps but with straps you stop worrying about the grip and focus on recruiting your traps and lats more.
     
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    oic. to what degree when comparing overhand and underhand?
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    IMO underhand is more trap and overhand is more lats. That's just from my own body mechanics and experience though.
     
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