hey bros, fat boys and rows

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  1. dwarfcat

    dwarfcat COLTS FTMFW

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    When doing seated cable rows with the metal close grip handle am I getting enough extension to even hit my back. Since im so fat my range of motion from arms straight out to my stomach is obviously shorter than someone who is thin. They have a different seated row that has 2 cords on it. Ive seen people use that machine with 2 cloth grips that hold the handles like l l and pull the weight clear back past their sides. Is the movement going to hit the same part of the back as the close grip metal handle being pulled to your belly button? What would you suggest?
     
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    Try the rope...as in the one used for pulldowns.
     
  3. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    I'm going to post a semi-related question:

    When you guys do the seated rows do you pull more towards your lower abdomen, like as low as you can go w/o hitting yourself as you're executing the lift, or do you pull more towards like your lower chest / upper or mid abdomen? Maybe you guys switch it up now and then and do both?

    I've always understood that you should pull it as low on your abdomen as you can but I fucked around on my last back day by pulling it a little higher and I feel like maybe I should be switching it up between low pull / high pull.

    What's your guises input?
     
  4. CrackityJones

    CrackityJones OT Supporter

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    i pull to my xiphoid
     
  5. y1997

    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    I row toward my abs.
     
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    Do both.
     
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