WTF is a proper bent over row?

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    yea bro.
     
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    i fixed it brotato. didnt know we couldnt embed here
     
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    The second one, plus it's a lot easier with dumbells.
     
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    φ Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution.

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    I would not say the first one because that is not a barbell bent-over row to begin with.
     
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    1st one is a Pendlay row, me thinks.
     
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    i used to do these, no matter how good your form is eventually when you start stacking on the weight, your back IS going to suffer. Movements like this are really not necessary when you have machines, or you can even use smith.

    Unless youre powerlifting, in which case you wouldnt bother with this regardless and go straight to deads, theres really no reason to be doing these unless you want to cause injury, if not now, then when youre older it will catch up to you.

    just my .02 cents.
     
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    what the hell?
     
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    φ Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution.

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    This is one of Ronnie Coleman's favoite lifts.:noes:
     
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    i don't really like bent over rows either but to say they are not a worthwhile exercise for physique purposes is not true. there are tons of amateur, pro, natural, etc bodybuilders who do lots of bent over rows for one of their major back exercises.
     
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    what's wrong with the first one?
     
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    Bent over rows (BB rows, pendlay rows, t-bar rows) are probably the second best movement for adding thickness to the back aside from deadlifts.
     
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    im not a pro bodybuilder....if they get injured at least they know they made a living off of it.or attempted to. im saying a lot of other exercises can be substituted for that because its a dangerous movement IMO.
     
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    I don't see it being that dangerous but I haven't gone even close to rowing 225 yet.
     
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    everything i've ever read (yes, read) says that the greatest movement for adding back thickness = bent rows.
     
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    it's not dangerous just uncomfortable because your lower back is in constant tension. i agree to an extent i personally dont like bent over rows. i like chest supported movements for lats, and all variations of pulldowns, chins, etc.

    Pendlay rows (google it) are a good movement because the lower back deloads the weight each rep. these are a good more strict alternative to bent rows.
     
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    I dont think anything builds as good of a back as deadlifts do. i think the people that get freaky backs without any deadlifts are rare.. one thing you will notice in a dieted down powerlifter or SM is freaky ass erectors, no row will give you those
     
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    you're right.. i think they assumed besides deadlifts, rows are the best.

    i've stopped doing deads for the past few months when i had my lower back issues.. i'm gonna start again next week.
     
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    pendlay rows in the first vid posted.
     
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    one-arm?
     
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    when you do you'll see what i mean.
     
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    unfortunately i feel like once you have those issues, they never go away, you dont know how many times ive taken months off from them, to start back up for 2 weeks and not be able to sit without pain at work for the next 2 months all over again :hs:
     
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    same shit here. this is the 2nd break from them :hs:

    i miss them mostly because they were great for my traps.
     
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    Yea I have noticed a lower back issue while doing these. Just like mike and bateman said, it feels like no matter how long of a break I take it starts right back up with bent over rows. I have started doing one arm dumbell rows and never looked back.
     
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    never had any pain/problems with back so far, though I'm rowing 145ish
     
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