DB Rows off the Rack or off the Bench?

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  1. AK-47

    AK-47 Banned

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    i can do more weight if i do it off the bench but it's harder off the rack and i feel it more like that, what do you guys do?
     
  2. michael

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    neither :hs:

    but when i did do them, i like 'em off the rack because it's higher.. when i lean too far over, i usually feel like i'm gonna puke because i drink a lot of water and there's no stopping gravity + breathing heavy.
     
  3. Simple

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    bench. I can get into more of a horizontal position
     
  4. penisbird

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    ive never tried them off the rack, explination of how its done?

    and do you guys put a knee up on the bench or just a hand?
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    one foot forward, one hand on another dumbbell that is still racked, lean, pull..

    and i put a knee and a hand on the bench.
     
  6. TZ

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    I always do them on a bench
     
  7. Drilldo

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    I do them off the rack just because I'm lazy :dunno:
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Off a flat bench. I love doing em, much harder to cheat than BB Rows imo.
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    i disagree.. easy to swing a db up with your whole body.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Easy to deadlift half of the lift when you do heavy BB rows lol. Different strokes for different folks I guess. :hsughno:
     
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    yep. easy to cheat on both.
     
  12. JeremyD

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    I do them off the rack for the simple fact I don't have to walk anywhere. Lazy
     
  13. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    I hate fags who block the dumbbell rack
     
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    Don't worry bro, I use the heavy ones. The rack of pink 5lb ones is wide open for ya ;)
     
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    I have no problem reaching in front of them to get the weight I need. get the fuck off of the rack, do that shit somewhere else.
     
  16. Ceaze

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    Maybe if you walked somewhere, you'd have an ab?
     
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    the heavier db's at my gym are single tiered, so there's nothing below them. weights on either side of me are accessible :dunno:
     
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    considering most gym goers don't go near the 100's I think I'm ok.

    For the starter of the thread

    I do them off the rack mostly but sometimes will do them off the bench.
     
  19. RalphL

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    :werd: they kill my lats. i barely feel bb rows
     
  20. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    Me too. I don't give a fuck about people curling in the squat rack, but blocking the dumbbell rack (and likely the 2 benches in front of it) is a fag move.
     
  21. kilian

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    I try to do em like kroc in that 225x25 vid

    hand, knee, other leg out at 45, toe parallel with the knee, lock out left hand so shoulder is against side of face then look straight ahead and row.

    works really well imo
     
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    I use the bench, I hate being the bitch in the way :sad2:
     
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    That's weird, at my gym you're be the bitch taking up a bench when you should be doing them on the rack so somebody can bench :o
     
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    no bench or rack, pussies

    opposite hand braced on knee.
     
  25. AK-47

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    i don't see the problem with blocking the weights since i use the end parts of the racks which at my gym don't have weights on them
     
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