Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by WeRdToYoMoThA, Apr 10, 2008.
does my back need to be parallel to the floor, or up at an angle? I have seen evidence for both.
i think the closer you can get it to parallel the better, but everybody is gonna do it with some angle natrually, don't be shrugging though and saying it's a row
partial bend, not parallel imo
If you throw a belt on it's pretty easy to go parallel.
You can do it parrallel but I perfer to do them with a barbell while leaning forward. I feel it in my back and it's safer
I like the stretch i get when going parallel. The heavier the weight tho, i change the angel. It just feels safer.
This exact same thread is made every week.
some gyms have special raised benches that you lie face down on, gripping the barbell with an overhand grip from below you. therefore i suppose the more parallel the better. i dont generally do barbell rows though (usually seated cable or bent-over DB)
chest supported rows
i hardly ever see anyone doing them
I love them
angle for barbell row
parallel on row machine
hit both ftw?
Parallel for barbell row = ?
I think they fucking suck
they're not bad... doing bb rows first is better for me since i can max out on the machine now.
also helps me to keep form and just use the back muscles on those machines
They probably do but they seem to hit my upper back. It's a goofy ass thing you load up with plates and it's tilted at like 45 deg
oh that's the lying t-bar row
what's your routine on those like?
I know what it is. I just don't like it personally.
Pullups out the ass and chinups out the ass (like 6 sets, usually starting at like 12 reps and eventually ending at like 6 or so) then I do 4 sets of 8 of those rows, do some wide grip pullups (like a whole 2 sets of 4 at that point my lats are roasted) then I do cable rows for 3 sets of 8 or so. Then I'll either deadlift a little (I haven't for months) or do some facepulls.
Once I lose this weight I'm going to retool my program from scratch I think.
edit: I also do some dumbell rows on my left since I think I have activation problems and my symmetry is off. It's improving. I used to do bent over barbell rows but I quit for some reason. I should start them up again.
Yeah lucky the search function is available to non subs.... oh that's right it's not..
But yeah I'd say more parallel, alternate hand/arm resting on a flat bench should do it. But I tend to find most gyms I go to don't really have the free weight db's to give this exercise any use.
Well, sub or not you should be able to read the title of the thread.
No it isn't, but thanks for your input.
Find this weeks same thread? Have fun doing that by looking at page after page... Off the front page ... who gives a shit.
I was implying that nobody asked anything about dumbell rows and that's what you were randomly giving advice on
that shit hurts my sternum. i often put 3 or so plates under to change the incline