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Old 02-08-2013, 04:30 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by Creechur View Post
I've never thought of it that way. Is it worth the trade-off of using straps rather than holding the bar yourself to do the heavier rows?

Yes, absolutely. I never row without straps. With straps I could row more than 120 pound dumbbells for 10 reps. With them I did 265 for 10 reps last year. Same for barbell rows.

Using them will allow you to build back strength in ways not possible without them. this will help your deadlifts and overall grip strength.

The only time I do strapless is on the platform, and I can pull 700 pounds easy.
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