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Old 10-14-2014, 12:55 PM   #21
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That's odd. I'm >200lbs, and I find them way too easy.

Not to say you are in any way weak, because your'e not, and in fact it strikes me that you are stronger than me, in probably any ol' way.

Hence... odd.
Well, could be just that I have a specific weakness with some of the muscle groups involved in the movement. There's probably a load of rear delts involved, and I'm spectacularly rubbish at things like bent over laterals.

I don't think I've ever managed more than 12 reverse rows in a set (with feet on a bench). But if you invert the movement and turn it into push-ups...now those I do find ridiculously easy.
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It's worth noting the difference between doing them at the beginning of your back workout vs doing them in the middle or at the end, if anybody hasn't already.

After heavy barbell rows, the exercise is obviously going to be more challenging, and I think that's when most people do them.

Barbell rows are going to be one of your main back lifts so most people are going to do them first.
Inverted rows on an exhausted back are going to be tough, I don't think anyone can deny that.

That needs to be taken in consideration before we start wondering why they're tough for one and easy for another.
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It's worth noting the difference between doing them at the beginning of your back workout vs doing them in the middle or at the end, if anybody hasn't already.

After heavy barbell rows, the exercise is obviously going to be more challenging, and I think that's when most people do them.

Barbell rows are going to be one of your main back lifts so most people are going to do them first.
Inverted rows on an exhausted back are going to be tough, I don't think anyone can deny that.

That needs to be taken in consideration before we start wondering why they're tough for one and easy for another.
That's a great point. But the original question was about weighted inverted rows. And if you were doing them at the end of a workout when your back was truly exhausted would you need to add weight to them?
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That's a great point. But the original question was about weighted inverted rows. And if you were doing them at the end of a workout when your back was truly exhausted would you need to add weight to them?
Yeah of course, Josh.
I was referring to the people that were discussing them as a bodyweight exercise.

Dray mentioned the fact that he was 200 pounds and found them easy, so presumably the fact that he's talking about his weight in relation to the lift means he's doing them with just his own body weight.
And Tann when he Said he could get through 12 or so reps, presumably bodyweight.


But yeah, when I do them, I do them weighted, and as a an alternation between my main back exercises.
I think though most of the guys on here due to their experience level, and subsequently heavy frames, doing them just with their own bodyweight is enough, which is why the discussions gone away somewhat from the weighted variant.
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