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Recommend an exercise for back/bicep day..

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2007/06/06 17:25:21 (permalink)

Recommend an exercise for back/bicep day..

My back and bicep day currently looks like this,

Deadlifts
Bent Over Barbell Rows
Barbell Curls

I guess most people would have pull-ups in there but I don't have a pull-up bar.

Any recommendations on another exercise?
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    RE: Recommend an exercise for back/bicep day.. 2007/06/06 17:30:16 (permalink)
    If you can't do pullups, deadlifts and rows will are the best ones, you may want to try power cleans too.
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    RE: Recommend an exercise for back/bicep day.. 2007/06/06 17:47:30 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: shed

    If you can't do pullups, deadlifts and rows will are the best ones, you may want to try power cleans too.



    oh and Straight Leg Deadlifts, but I think most people put them on their leg day as it hits the hams...
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    RE: Recommend an exercise for back/bicep day.. 2007/06/06 17:50:38 (permalink)
    Can you not pullup on a door frame etc, usually can find some form of improvisation.

    Deadlifts and Rows are good however.

    Would include Stiff Legged Deadlifts on leg day not back day.


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    RE: Recommend an exercise for back/bicep day.. 2007/06/07 02:43:12 (permalink)
    pull ups are a must on back day matey,
    invest in one of those bars that go in the door frame.
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    RE: Recommend an exercise for back/bicep day.. 2007/06/07 11:13:14 (permalink)
    Chin ups are great if you've got the means to do them but you can still have a good back workout without them.I've not been able to chin for a year or so now cos of a shoulder injury and my back's not suffered because of it.I just do plenty of rows instead.
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    RE: Recommend an exercise for back/bicep day.. 2007/06/07 11:19:17 (permalink)
    rows are fine, they are a good compound movement

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    RE: Recommend an exercise for back/bicep day.. 2007/06/07 11:28:42 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: scorch

    pull ups are a must on back day matey,
    invest in one of those bars that go in the door frame.


    IMO, woulden't say they r a must. As long as u got ur deads n rows, u can still hav a good back day. I personly don't do chins, i do lat pulldowns instead.
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    RE: Recommend an exercise for back/bicep day.. 2007/06/07 15:56:27 (permalink)
    I love seated rows right now! Pull up bars to go in the door frame are dirt cheap from argos! they can hold a good weight aswell!
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    RE: Recommend an exercise for back/bicep day.. 2007/06/07 20:21:06 (permalink)

    I get better results from lat pull down than chins
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    RE: Recommend an exercise for back/bicep day.. 2007/06/07 21:02:04 (permalink)
    i get the impression from your original post that you train at home ?

    if i am correct recommending machine exercises are pointless

    comment from scorch - pull ups are a must (no insult intended scorch) he obviously got good results from these, you can only go on your own experiences but i dont think IMO that they are a must, i have quite a thick broad back and i have never done chin ups

    on the face of it doing two big exercises on back and a 'solid' bicep exercise maybe ok it could also be too much because i have no idea what amount of sets you are doing or what you want to achieve
    it could be anything like.......................
    deadlifts 10 sets of 10
    bent over rows 5 sets of 2
    curls 1 set to failure for all i know

    is the bent over rows with a bar bell or do you have dumbbells

    if you want strenth maybe 5x5 on deads and rows and 3 sets of 8-12 on curls should be enough if the intencity in the deads and rows is right
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