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Old 06-05-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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I did 275 overhand for a double today and I'm quite proud of myself.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:04 AM   #2
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Yep. It's fun. haha

I used to do fairly loose-form rows from the rack, but found that having the bar hang after each rep sucked. So I switched recently to doing them off the floor and resetting each rep, which I like better.
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So I switched recently to doing them off the floor and resetting each rep, which I like better.
Isn't that how you're suppossed to do them?
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I did 275 overhand for a double today and I'm quite proud of myself.
Well done TR.

I do mine off the floor. Much more upper back feel for me. Not hating on folks that don't. Just stating what I found to be true.

I've tried a Pendlay row max and was able to get 405. I found that standing more erect like some of the bodybuilders felt more like a power shrug, meaning the range of motion was shorter and I could use a lot more weight and body english. I tried up to 495 standing more erect but didn't like the feel.
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Well done TR.

I do mine off the floor. Much more upper back feel for me. Not hating on folks that don't. Just stating what I found to be true.

I've tried a Pendlay row max and was able to get 405. I found that standing more erect like some of the bodybuilders felt more like a power shrug, meaning the range of motion was shorter and I could use a lot more weight and body english. I tried up to 495 standing more erect but didn't like the feel.
With big rows like that you should be at a 400+ pound bench right now.
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With big rows like that you should be at a 400+ pound bench right now.
I'm close. 382.5 in competition, just missed 405. Probably could have hit 390-395 but I got greedy. I hit 430 in 1997 but my shoulders aren't what they used to be.

I haven't performed Pendlay's much recently. Hit a 365 single while training with Bruteforce a few weeks back. I did hit a dumbbell row set of 150x42 reps while training with Rich Knapp, and I did 215 x 10 reps a few years back.

My back has always been strong. Hence why I love deadlifts.

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I always thought with a raw bench, that your max rowing power is extremely close to your max bench. I don't hear much talk about how closely related those are.
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I always thought with a raw bench, that your max rowing power is extremely close to your max bench. I don't hear much talk about how closely related those are.
Not for me. My rows are much stronger.
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Ya, I can row more than I bench too.
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