When doing bent over BB rows how far or how close do you bring the bar to your chest? I do not tap my chest w/ the bar but some guy, training another kid at my gym told me i wasnt completing ROM.. He's always there with another kid when im there but i dont pay him any attention because his kids arent getting any bigger and he looks sloppy..
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belly button though not chest for meOriginally Posted by PreMier
What this means is that when we drop a ball and it falls to the ground, it wasn't the ball that moved (down to the ground), but the ground that moved (up to the ball)
my grip is about shoulder width (either just outside my thighs or infron of my thighs. I touch my stomach on each rep or the rep doesn't count.
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I dont like bent over rows that touch chest, I touch lower stomach.Originally Posted by TriZZle305
I use a grip as if I were doing a flat bench press and also touch at the lower stomach.
Can anyone post a good form for this exercise. An animation or something.
ditto...Originally Posted by P-funk
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You hafta bring the bar up to your stomach for 2 reasons:
1. so you complete a full ROM
2. if you bring it to your chest, you're using too much delts and not enough back.
Do you guys bring the weights all the way down to the floor like the example above?Originally Posted by Flex
i dont, i bring it all the way down until my arms are fully extended (not touching the ground) and then perform the exercise until i touch my stomach. Repeat.Do you guys bring the weights all the way down to the floor like the example above?
So your back is basically parallel with the floor?
When i perform it, my back is not parallel to the floor to avoid injury. I keep my back straight and arched in a position as if i am doing deadlifts.So your back is basically parallel with the floor?
see how he has his back like that? Thats how far down i go when i do bentover bb rows
Thats what I do too.
i bring the bar to my abs, i don't actually touch but i get close enough (within an inch or 2), i use the same width grip that i do when i bench and really squeeze them lats hard!
This was always my technique...
I've never had any back, wrist or joint trouble...
Bring it to rest right on the belt...
same goes for me.. except my grip is narrow.. the guy said touch chest though... when i bring it if i wanted to touch it would touch my upperabs though not my bellybuttonOriginally Posted by young d
it takes alot away when you guys stand almost upright (like Dorian).
you need to lean way over for them to be effective
Originally Posted by Flex
No those rows he did definatly were not effective!
(Although... That is exactly how I blew out my hernia in JAN)
He was also roided out of his mind and is a genetic freak.
Dude, his enourmous back had more to do with genetics and drugs over his solely doing bent over rows...Originally Posted by HardTrainer
Yeah i know just messing, although i think its cos he does HIT with genetics and roidsOriginally Posted by Flex
Same here, I dont bend over far enough for a chest-pull without it affecting my delts in a big way.Originally Posted by KarlW
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If you hitting your chest then the load is to light. Belly button and must touch
His gut must be 42 inches.Originally Posted by HardTrainer
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FLEX that pic you put up is just freaky..talk about being f-ing HUGE!