T-Bar Rows v.s. Bent-Over Barbell Rows

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    T-Bar Rows v.s. Bent-Over Barbell Rows

    How do T-Bar Rows differ from Bent-Over Barbell Rows (aside from equipment). You're standing in the same position, at the same angle, and your lifting the weight with a pronated grip. How would this work your back any differently than a bent-over barbell row?

    Thanks for any information.

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    I'd say there's not that much difference except for the fact that t-bar rows would tend to use a more narrow grip. They are both good, compound movements which work the back. Just switch things up for variety.

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    t-bar rows = supported spine = safer

    less risk vs. reward. I dropped barbell rows years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-funk View Post
    t-bar rows = supported spine = safer

    less risk vs. reward. I dropped barbell rows years ago.

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    I agree. As you get older, things like that really matter.




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    Wrote a blog article about it earlier this week - complete with some video examples:

    Rowing Exercises And The Spine — Patrick Ward, MS CSCS LMT

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    Do you think t-bar targets middle back better? Close grips feel that way to me.
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    Having read patricks article i have to agree ,when it comes to barbell rows the flexion of the hips and spine stability are massive limiting factors as i now have trouble keeping form past a certain load. To me this means i have to be very strict when increasing my weights so i do not over-reach and begin using poor form.

    I am focusing on controlling loads using RDLs , i believe this will help my bent rows.

    Tbar rows ,for me, are a lot more comfortable (at least to keep strict form) when it comes to heavier loads - i guess this is due to the load moving through a more even plane (similiar to a machine) and perhaps a bit of counterbalancing for a few cheat reps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dg806 View Post
    I agree. As you get older, things like that really matter.
    They may matter as YOU get older. I just re-discovered barbell rows and my back is stronger than ever.
    Rules? You mean we have RULES for that???

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    I enjoy one arm t-bar rows. Using smaller plates (25 lbs) increases the range of motion. Adding and dropping weights is easy for when I do pyramids as well. When I do an upper day, it's also easy to superset rowing and corner presses. I like em. : )

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