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    Default Bent Over Rows or T Bar Rows ?

    Because of Dorian Yates the reverse grip higher body angle bent over row took off. After all who didn't want a back like Dorian 's . I myself made these a staple of my workouts for years , occasionly varying with dumbbell rows.
    Recently I've noticed an increase in popularity of T Bar Rows . I myself have incorporated T Bars more and more into my work outs. Although I feel both have their place , I find a better squeeze and contraction from T Bars

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    BOTH, this is like comparing SUMO to Conv. Deads, they are the same but different. I prefer to use the T-bar one week then a BO row the next

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    Prefer T bars, but switch it up if my hams or lower back are feeling a little tender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerzey View Post
    BOTH, this is like comparing SUMO to Conv. Deads, they are the same but different. I prefer to use the T-bar one week then a BO row the next

    That's an interesting comparison. I definitely feel T Bars most in my inner lats

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    Have you tried the bent over rows on a smith machine?
    I find I can concentrate on the squeeze/pump better than barbell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aliwen View Post
    Have you tried the bent over rows on a smith machine?
    I find I can concentrate on the squeeze/pump better than barbell.

    Yes and I'm a fan. The squeeze is incredible

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    t-bars.
    That was the first back rowing exercise I ever did in a gym.

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    Bent overs all day long for me , they suit my biomechanics perfectly .

    i have stopped using an underhand grip in most heavy rowing , deadlift and pull down excercises mind you . The majority of biceps tears seem to happen with these grips

    as for smith machine ones , we have a smiths machine that goes forwards and backwards as well as up and down and rowing / presses / lunges etc on this machine are fantastic
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTDoom View Post
    Bent overs all day long for me , they suit my biomechanics perfectly .

    i have stopped using an underhand grip in most heavy rowing , deadlift and pull down excercises mind you . The majority of biceps tears seem to happen with these grips

    as for smith machine ones , we have a smiths machine that goes forwards and backwards as well as up and down and rowing / presses / lunges etc on this machine are fantastic
    The underhand grip is hell on the bicep tendon. I rarely do underhand rows anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegoon View Post
    The underhand grip is hell on the bicep tendon. I rarely do underhand rows anymore
    I will warm up with under hand grip for 2-3 sets then switch to over hand, no issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerzey View Post
    I will warm up with under hand grip for 2-3 sets then switch to over hand, no issues

    That's good , I start feeling a strain if I go heavy with the under hand grip. I do like the underhand squeeze better

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    i do both, due to each workout hit the back in many dif ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SISTEROFJESUS View Post
    i do both, due to each workout hit the back in many dif ways.
    Always a good idea it's a large muscle group

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