Bent over rows, grip width
A tangent from Adam's thread.... Just wondering what kind of grips y'all use for bent over rows. Overhand or underhand? elbow width or shoulder width? I actually vary the my grips quite a bit. Used to do a lot of underhand/shoulder width. Now I do mostly elbow width overhand grip as I feel it works more of the upper back muscles, rhomboid, traps and less lat. What do you think?
Go with what feels right for you. If you can feel the target muscle/s doing the majority of the work, your on the right track.
I like to strap in overhand and about shoulder width apart.
im with unreal_1 i go mostly shoulders or a touch wider and overhand 90% but have started adding a couple of undergrip sets in the end. but i always go heavy on this exercise and its done me well!
i just tried doing this excercise palms up... different feeling, but still good
I like to change grip every 2-3 weeks just for variation , just as i change when i do them in my back routine but the one thing i never change is whether i do them....Never miss em...great exercise...I like to grip slightly wider than shoulder width
I have to make a confession here..... I actually seldom do bent over rows!!!! The reason being is that i dont feel them as much as seated pulley rows where i can go heavy as and still feel it working my back. Whereas with bent over rows i tend to lose that feeling.
i do over grip / elbows in .. i do under hand grip on seated cable rows
I use an underhand grip.....a little closer than shoulder width and also use an ez-curl bar...........as this doesn't bother my wrists as much as an olympic bar.
when you do bent over rows, should you just be staying still and pulling the loaded bar up into ur midsection while bent over or should you lean into it a bit when going heavy? ive seen some people do this Mike
bump......up you go! Mike
I tend to rock a bit when going over 100k. Don't care too much, 'cos I can still feel it hitting the muscle. When I lose that feeling, I drop the weight a little, and tighten up the back swing.