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Old 11-29-2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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Simple question. Ive always done barbell rows with a double overhand grip, never thought about it being done otherwise. Saw a video the other day on the internet of a guy rowing with double underhand grip. I tried it yesterday in the gym. Apart from the bar touching me slightly lower down my body, I didnt notice much difference in strength using the same weight. So I assume they activate the same back muscles, with maybe more emphasis on biceps on the underhand grip and rear delts on the overhand grip? Thoughts?
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I think grip width has much more effect on muscle activation than underhand or overhand. Some people just find that one is more comfortable than the other.
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It feels different on the back and biceps for me. The back is such a complicated muscle, but even so, I don't think it matters which you do as long as you get strong doing them.
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I do them underhand to help with my elbow tendinitis.
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Good points. Thanks guys. I'll stick with overhand so.
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