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Bent over Rows?

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2011/03/16 13:53:00 (permalink)

Bent over Rows?

Could someone please post a link showing good technique performing a bent over row , have these in my routine at the minute as many people recommend them but i,m not sure if I,m getting the most out of the exercise.
 
I,m currently rowing about 80kg for 6-8 reps but think I may be sacrificing some form for weight, cheers in advance!
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    Re:Bent over Rows? 2011/03/16 14:03:32 (permalink)

    'Embrace the suck, and never give up'!
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    Re:Bent over Rows? 2011/03/16 14:06:09 (permalink)
    Nice one mate, yeh theres a slight difference between his technique and mine so will defo be watching that a few times and improving, hopefully, cheers!
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    Re:Bent over Rows? 2011/03/16 14:06:56 (permalink)
    I have seen better technique... but dont have anything on video I am afraid....anyone else got a decent technique to show?

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    Re:Bent over Rows? 2011/03/16 14:24:55 (permalink)
    Am I right in thinking this can be done in 2 variations....
     
    Firstly bent over at 90°
     
    Secondly bent over at 45°
     
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    Re:Bent over Rows? 2011/03/16 15:04:28 (permalink)
    It can be done at any degree of hip flexion, it all depends upon why you are doing them and where you want to focus your efforts

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    Re:Bent over Rows? 2011/03/16 15:34:54 (permalink)
    Which angle influences things in which ways? Would be good to know for my next routine!
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    Re:Bent over Rows? 2011/03/16 23:57:30 (permalink)

    "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.   Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad"

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    Re:Bent over Rows? 2011/03/17 00:33:56 (permalink)
    when i first started these i did them at 90 degrees facing the floor but most people i see do them seem to prefer a 45 degree angle and use a much higher weight
     
    i dont bother with any rowing currently - one of my least favourite movements! all about dem chins/pullups

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    Re:Bent over Rows? 2011/03/17 01:25:55 (permalink)
    Im sure he wasnt the first to do rows with a more upright posture but it became a movement associated with Dorian Yates, the Yates Row as it has been called by many.
    The gym where i train has an iso lever machine called the DY Row, this replicates the movement but is great for me as my lower back is shot and the machine take alot off the stress away from the lower back ( not quite as good, but good for me)
     
    watch from around 5.40 to see Mr Yates performing this exercise in his back routine.
     
    [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO22UtdB5x8&feature=related[/tube]
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    Re:Bent over Rows? 2011/03/17 01:51:53 (permalink)
    whats the first exercise dorian does in that vid? havent seen it before, doesnt look much like a back exercise though! the 2nd exercise is also unfamiliar to me though im pretty sure they have that machine in our gym

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    Re:Bent over Rows? 2011/03/17 02:07:54 (permalink)
    First exercise is Nautilus m/c pullovers.
    This targets lats with less involvement from the biceps and even triceps, you can do a similar movement across a bench with a d/bell or even barbell, look up d/bell pullover. Some pec involvement with the b/bell and d/bell ( less so with the m/c )
     
    2nd exercise is Iso lever pulldown (hammer strength m/c in vid)
    I would substitute this for narrow grip under hand pulldown on the cable m/c.
     
    sure someone will tell you thats wrong etc, but we have both m/c's and they feel very similar to me... i like both and mix them up a bit.

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