proper form for barbell rows

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  1. WeRdToYoMoThA

    WeRdToYoMoThA Girlies on Standby, Waiting to say Hi

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    does my back need to be parallel to the floor, or up at an angle? I have seen evidence for both.
     
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    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
     
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    partial bend, not parallel imo
     
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    If you throw a belt on it's pretty easy to go parallel.
     
  5. Ep

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    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
     
  6. Matt2000ss

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    I like the stretch i get when going parallel. The heavier the weight tho, i change the angel. It just feels safer.
     
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    This exact same thread is made every week.
     
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    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)
     
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    chest supported rows
     
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    i hardly ever see anyone doing them :eek3:
     
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    angle for barbell row

    parallel on row machine

    hit both ftw?
     
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    Parallel for barbell row = ?
     
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    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
     
  16. Uglybob69

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    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
     
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    oh that's the lying t-bar row

    what's your routine on those like?

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    I know what it is. I just don't like it personally.
     
  19. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    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.
     
  20. Rumbaar

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    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.
     
  21. Uglybob69

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    Well, sub or not you should be able to read the title of the thread.
     
  22. Layne Staley

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    No it isn't, but thanks for your input.
     
  23. Rumbaar

    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    Find this weeks same thread? Have fun doing that by looking at page after page... Off the front page ... who gives a shit.
     
  24. Uglybob69

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    I was implying that nobody asked anything about dumbell rows and that's what you were randomly giving advice on :rofl:
     
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    that shit hurts my sternum. i often put 3 or so plates under to change the incline
     
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