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Correct bent over row form?

Discussion in 'Media Threads' started by KT Monahan, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. KT Monahan

    KT Monahan Active Member

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  2. George

    George Senior Member

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    I think his form is great. That's what I would call a Yates Row, though. :)
     
  3. Abby

    Abby Well-Known Member

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    Yea the video you posted looks like the guy is using his legs and back.

    I'd say the guy in the video below has a lot better form. But I don't have much experience doing bent over rows with that much weight so I dunno.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgCSy5gvc_E
     
  4. chicanerous

    chicanerous Elite Member
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    I stick to the cable row, chest-supported row, and the unilateral dumbbell row. I could never find a good groove for the barbell bent-over row.
     
  5. zenpharaohs

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    Yeah those were Yates rows, but he also used a good deal of leg.

    For comparison here is me:


    I'm doing these decently as far as I can tell, there is very little assistance from the leg; the back stays more or less put. You can see that the motion starts from the upper back. The last rep is a little short, but at least the back has contracted well on that one.
     
  6. mastover

    mastover Well-Known Member

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    You're a perfect candidate for Pendlay Rows.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIUg8nDVEFs

    My 5 rep max with regular BB rows are about 295 lbs.
    On Pendlays I'm lucky if I can crank out 5 with 225. I also like to grip the bar near the plates. Very wide. On Yates rows and conventional BB rows, my hand spacing is shoulder width.

    chest supported rows?!?!? :spank:
     
  7. Gordo

    Gordo Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, except his grip would be supinated (palms facing up) for a Yates row.

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  8. George

    George Senior Member

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    From what I understand, Yates switched to pronated after receiving a few bicep tears.
    I can't find a conclusive source for this, though. :)

    EDIT:

    dorian_yates.jpg

    Well that shows that he at least used both grips.

    EDIT 2: Man, now I'm all fired up for back day. :lol:
     
    #8 George, Sep 2, 2007
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  9. gjbourke

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    ISN'T YOUTUBE AN AMAZING RESOURCE!

    It's excellent how people can compare various styles accurately by referring to video and how conversation can be led by quickly made video as Zen often does. Just great!

    Awful to recall that back in the very early 21st century we had to labouriously describe movements and even then we could never be sure we were understood!
     

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