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2003/09/30 19:27:48 (permalink)

bent over rows

i know bent over rows are 1 of the best to build a wide, powerful back.....but my question is this.

the grip -over hand, under hand with is better for a wide back?
recently i've been doing 4 sets under hand then 2 sets over hand both have been working great but do i realoly need to do that many bent over rows?
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    RE: bent over rows 2003/09/30 20:14:26 (permalink)
    3 sets is enough IMO. It really doesnt matter what grip you use, one way might hit your lats slighty better, do the one you feel more comfortable with.
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    RE: bent over rows 2003/10/02 07:19:23 (permalink)
    Personally, I prefer overhand as opposed to umderhand when it comes to grip on bent rows. I find that my bicep becomes involved to easily with an underhand grip.
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    RE: bent over rows 2003/10/02 09:24:26 (permalink)
    JH is on the money. Underhand grip means that the forearm is fully supinated and this shifts all the focus off the lats and on to the bi's.

    One purpose of building a big strong back is to aid in benching (antagonistic muscle groups) and this means that you should be working through the same range of motion and grip as a bench press. Therefore, a slightly wider, over hand grip is the best IMO.
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    RE: bent over rows 2003/10/02 09:44:09 (permalink)
    Does that mean you'd recommend pulling the bar up to your chest?
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    RE: bent over rows 2003/10/02 10:29:57 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by rogerthedog

    Does that mean you'd recommend pulling the bar up to your chest?



    Nope, i bench from the top of my abs (powerliftering technique) so i pull to the top of my abs but you can opull slightly lower.
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