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Old 03-10-2013, 08:22 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Trevor Ross View Post
so that my upper and lower body pushing and pulling are balanced.
oh, i see what you mean. i've discussed this with a trainer friend of mine before. the pairings we came up with were this:

dip + upright row
standing press + pullup
incline bench + incline row
flat bench + Pendlay row

but the problem we encountered was with squat and deadlift: there's no practical way to reverse those movements. i thought a great idea would be if there were some way to strap your feet to the ground, stand under a wide-grip overhead cable row machine, and pull the bar down using your posterior chain so that you end in the bottom position of a squat (reverse squat). it's sort of like an upright deadlift!
for reverse deadlift, it's a similar movement except you begin with the bar in front of you and at your waist with your elbows locked. instead of your lower back + glutes, you'll actually use your abs and hip flexors to initiate the movement.
but again, there's no practical way to do these last 2 exercises, and they'd probably be more trouble than they're worth. they are, though, the correct reversal of the movement, just like the more legit exercises above.
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