Single arm dumbell row

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  1. july23rd1989

    july23rd1989 Blood for Lube

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    I was fine doing it on the bench using same form as photo below when I was starting off bbing, using 30lbs or so. Now doing it with 50lbs+ my knee on the bench lifts off, and the whole movement seems fucked up.

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    Has anyone else had the same thing happen to them? Does anyone manage to do these using a sufficient amount of weight? Or do I have to switch to standing, leaning against weight rack.
     
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    kroc is the man
     
  5. Skeletor

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    kind of.


    Make sure you're really putting your weight on your knee and hand, and use your foot as far out as it needs to be in order to keep your body upright on the bench... I notice I do these with my supporting leg sticking out really far, but that's just how it is for me. Also make sure you're pulling your elbow into your side so the DB comes up at the stomach or lower chest level.
     
  6. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    For me personally this lift is a piece of shit. No I'm not doing it wrong, I just feel bb a ton more.
     
  7. Skeletor

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    DB > Cable > BB


    IBban
     
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    july23rd1989 Blood for Lube

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    Yeah thats what I noticed kroc doing, leg far out, which I am not doing enough. I'll give it a go.
     
  9. Mass

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    getting that leg out there is key, other than that is just feeling your elbow/lat making the pull
     
  10. Mike McDermott

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    complete opposite for me
     
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    :rofl:

    i stopped doing db and went for bb to hit the traps, and i really like how the machine feels.
     
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    Yeah same here, unless my form is just totally off
     
  13. HalfPastGone

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    does it matter if you completely extend your arm on the way down? i usually stop at ~160 degree angle.
     
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    i love db rows
     
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    Was about to mention I do the same thing with my leg that's on the floor. Rather than having it bent, I keep it straight and put it out wider to compensate. Also helps with the balance so you can focus on the pull more.
     
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    i find that if i dont wrap my thumb aruond the db, i tend to pull more with my elbow.

    same goes for pullups and all other row type movements.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    I agree with this 100% and its what I do on most of my bck workouts, but when you start rowing 100lb+ it becomes an issue. The best way I can recruit my lats and traps doing this movement is by pretending that I'm elbowing someone lol. Feeling your elbow is key.
     
  18. LuciferBowels

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    When I do DB row I try these things...
    - limit all movement in my shoulder (up and down)
    - Keep my elbow close to my body and squeeeeze my back.
    -I dont fully extend my arm and try to maintain all the movement on my back and never rest it.

    Some broly black body builder came up to me and gave me these pointers and I could feel it in my back alot more.
     
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    :werd: Barbell rows on the other hand are :bigthumb:
     
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    i like DB rows, but i need heavier DBs. plus my gym has the retarded bulky DBs past 100, so they're a little cumbersome to maneuver esp. for a small guy like me
     
  21. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    how does your knee come off the bench? If you were cheating, that knee would go more into the bench as you swung your body that direction to go up.
     
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    try using straps and just using your pinky and ring finger, of course youll probably have to use lighter weight, but its helped quite a bit for me, especially on seated rows/low rows/etc
     
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    You can also pretend like your elbow is attached to the weight, helps a bit as well
     
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    I like to pretend that I'm a night elf druid and wear a belt of +2 str when I'm at the gym
     
  25. MikeTheVike1

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    I think I hurt my lower back doing heavy 1 arm db rows..haven't done them in months even though my back feels fine now :( im skurred
     
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