Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Second, use heavy weight. I am not a fan of mind muscle and that sort of thing. Row/pull as much as you can. Don't worry about slowing things down to feel. Practice the above while moving heavy iron. I am now up to 215 on dumbbell rows and 315 on barbell rows and can still pull using the above style.
If you go heavy enough on rows, you won't NOT be able to use your back -- your arms just won't be strong enough. In the past few months I've started doing heavier dumbbell rows (using the 125lb dumbbells, my gym doesn't have anything heavier). I don't focus on anything, just yanking that b*tch up to my chest level and catching it on the way back down, and let me tell you, my upper back, traps, forearms, and to a lesser extent biceps are TRASHED the next day. And that's only from 2 max effort sets.
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