One-Armed Dumbbell Rows VS. Bent-Over Barbell Rows?

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    One-Armed Dumbbell Rows VS. Bent-Over Barbell Rows?

    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.
    **My question:
    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...

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    I like both movements, although functionally they are pretty similar.
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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NMOY
    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    I do both and switch it up. Love both of them.

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    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.

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