busted out a new PR on hammer rows..

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  1. HighwayReaper

    HighwayReaper New Member

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    FINALY maxed out the machine... when i hit 7 plates a while back it looked like that was all she could hold.. yesterday we found that you could squeeze plate number 8 on there..
    busted out 3x12 4x12 6x8 8x3 and then droped to 6for another 4 6x6.. and then on to the rest of my back work out.. was please that i maxed the bitch out.

    note: i mean 8 plates per arm:) so 16 plates total.
     
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    i'm confused about this rep scheme.. looks like you did 11ty billion reps
     
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    3 plates and 4 plates is warm up.. so 2 warm up sets.. 3 work sets.. i dont see the problem? Clearly its working.,
     
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    yeah..obviously it is (serious)

    oh, i get it now..

    3 plates, 12 reps
    4 plates, 12 reps
    6 plates, 8 reps
    8 plates, 3 reps
    6 plates, 6 reps

    i read it as 3 sets of 12 reps, then 4 sets of 12 reps, 6 sets of 8 reps..

    typically that's how you would write 3 sets and 12 reps each.. (3x12)

    :bowdown: to your beastly strength, fer real.

    (this whole post seems like its dripping with sarcasm, but i'm being sincere.. i was confused with the syntax)
     
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    agreed.. but since i specified one excercise.. i assumed people would understand that i meant 3x12 being 3 plates x12..anyway.. thanks for the props..
    now i have to just get the reps up on 8.. the hardest part is because its 375 per side.. its getting hard to get the weight to the starting position since it outweighs me by so much. but the fact that i rowed 60lbs more then my body weight with 1 arm made me satisfied..
     
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    very nice congrats, I wish my college gym had that kind of machine. We have one easy curl bar for all 8k students, but we do have 4 plasma tvs in there, pathetic if you ask me
     
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    :o

    your school sucks.

    we have literally like 80 flat screens on the walls, flat screens attached to each piece of cardio equipment and a huge 4x4 wall of TV that they show sports on in the gym :hs:

    and lots of equipment, too. :o
     
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    We don't have said machine..
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    how the fuck...mine maxes at 5(like zero room) which i do for 10-12ish for 4 sets. What machine is this hammer row? I use this one..its hard as fuck at 5 plates, i could never do 8 plates even if it fit. And i barbell row 315 for 15 easily, 405 for 5 my heaviest ever.

    your a fucking freak

    [​IMG]
     
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    freak is right, damn
     
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    ^ I think the machine he's using might have this design

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    EDIT: too late
     
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    Yup. thats the exact machines im using.I brace my arm against the pad to stop momentum.. and do it 1 side at a time.
     
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    just wondering why you dont just use your chest to stop momentum? if you keep your chest against the pad and simply pull back using arm/lat strength, wouldnt it be more of an..'official' pull?
     
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    3 reasons
    (1) herniated L5S1. When i press my chest against the machine its to much stress on my lower back.
    (2). When i hold myself off the seat like that. i can controll the movement better and eliminate the momentum, so not to over stretch my shoulder at the end.
    (3). i have big man boobs.. when i squeeze against the machine it suffocates me.
     
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    ( . )( . ) :love:
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    thats how i do it, i dont come off the pad(but i have long arms). But highway is controlling the weight and getting a good squeeze regardless. He could get a deeper one with a longer throw or drive but as i have learned some movements dont work the same for everyone. HE wasnt having any problems with that weight. Hes buidling tissue for sure.

    the low row i use forces you to the seat since it down angled and your driving up, i can see not using the pad as much on a straight on row...trying to stay stuck to the seat on that type might not be beneficial, more of a aggravation
     
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    with 365 on there. if i sit right on the pad.. it pulls me off the seat:)
    i have to use my arms and legs to find a Zero movement zone. and then row from there with as little momentum as possible.
     
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    you should convince your gym owner to pick up a coupe 100lb plates
     
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    lol.. main i train at a 24 hour fitness. im extatic that we have 150lbs dumbells and good gear:) i can count on my hand how many people in the gym would ever need 100lbs plates..im sure they would buy more flat screens and core strength balls though...
    :)
     
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    congrats dude :bowdown:
     
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    We don't have ANY kind of chest supported row equipment in my gym.

    Only two things I wish we had are a pec deck and chest supported row. :(



    EDIT: Also, congrats. Reaper you are becoming a machine!
     
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    i'm a big fan of the hammer strength back machines
     
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    damn son, thats baller
     
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