I like both movements, although functionally they are pretty similar.
I have done plenty of back-work, but have never activly done Bent-over Barbell rows. Back in Highschool-Weight training we did it a bit but I never enjoyed the feel of it.
---Now adays I'm used to doing one-hand-at-a-time Dumbbell Rows, leaning on a bench for support with my free-hand.
Is there a larger benefit to doing Bent-over Barbell Rows, or will I see relativly the same effects as if I continued doing Dumbbell Rows?
Thanks for your thoughts...
So bent-over rowing doesn't have some extra positive stress on the body that promotes muscle growth anymore than dumbbell Rows.
Good to know!
Well I like bent rows just because of the stabilization factor. You have to stabilize to some degree with one armed rows, but definitely more so with bent rows. I much prefer bent rows, but I do both. Both are great exercises.Originally Posted by NMOY
I perfer the DB rows better. I feel like i can bring the dumbell further back then a BB. It just feels like a much better workout.
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Both feel similar to me and I usually incorporate 1 or both of them into by back routine.
for me my upper body is usually parallel to the floor with one arm dumbell rows, while with bent rows it can range from almost parralel with floor to a more 45 degree yates style row. so i think both are good and neccessary exercises.
I do both and switch it up. Love both of them.
Thanks guys, I'll def. keep the option of seated cable, dumbbell and bent barbell rows all in mind, and rotate around as it comes.