Bent Over Barbell Rows - How To?

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  1. chknbone

    chknbone New Member

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    Is there a "proper" way to do these things?

    I'm using a straight bar and am not sure of the following two things:

    1. Elbows in tight or out wide?
    2. Pull toward the belly button or the chest?
     
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    just imagine that you are bending over and creating a plane up your thighs. pull the bar up that plane and squeeze your back so that you feel it in your mid back / lats. its not one of those movements that slightly off form is gonna kill you
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Elbows in, and to the abs, not chest.
     
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    Thanks and Thanks.
     
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    I just kinda deadlift it up, RDL it down into position, and then row row away
     
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    except double overhand~
     
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    1. Elbows in
    2. It will depend on how wide your grip is..
    Towards chest would recruit upper lats more....abs will be lower lats...but either way it wont be to drastic.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    You can do underhand also
     
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    the correct way would be overhand though...underhand would for most people lead to alot more arm involvment
     
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    hi hotdamn :wavey:
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    If you do it to your chest, you will be pulling more with your arms.
     
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    yea and implements more delts too....cuz the movement would be more like upright row
     
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    Yup.
     
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    I switch them up. I always do a shoulder wide grip... I'll do overhand for two weeks, underhand for two weeks. Works two different parts of your back.

    Pull to abs works middle/lower lats and middle back.. pull to chest for upper lats.
     
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    I do them with my feet about 6-8" apart, bent over to the point where my back is almost parallel to the floor with my knees bent. I hang the bar near my shins with a wide grip and pull it up to my sternum. Make sure you focus on squeezing your shoulder blades together too.
     
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    I reset the bar after every rep so the bar is dead, then pull up to lower abs. What kind of row is this called again?
     
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    not entirely true.
     
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    switching your grip will not target different groups if the end of the movement is at the same location
     
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    Pendlay row
     
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