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Old 01-20-2011, 04:21 PM   #11
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Re: Bent over rows

Yahya,
I do bent over rows as part of my own strength programming. When I do them right I find they are good for upper back/midback. I feel CFWOD's hit the lats and traps really well, but sometimes not as well as the midback.

I don't do them weekly but maybe every 2-3 weeks rotated with other upper back work.

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Old 01-20-2011, 05:11 PM   #12
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Re: Bent over rows

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Yahya,
I do bent over rows as part of my own strength programming. When I do them right I find they are good for upper back/midback. I feel CFWOD's hit the lats and traps really well, but sometimes not as well as the midback.

I don't do them weekly but maybe every 2-3 weeks rotated with other upper back work.

-Bob
Ditto. Changing grip on them helps hit different parts of the back. They can be considered good assistance work for bench press and even lower body.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:50 PM   #13
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Re: Bent over rows

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They were programmed into the mainsite's wod a day or two ago.

Also, at the affiliate I train at we have recently started doing 1 arm db/kb rows as supplemental work on certain strength days.
cool. Yeah when I first discovered crossfit, I noticed that the only horizontal pulling was on the rower.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:00 PM   #14
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Re: Bent over rows

Yahya - I like bent over rows, it's functional for wrestling (which I coach) and moving things that are on the ground (which helped when I was doing part-time maintenance work along with teaching). Pull ups are excellent, but I don't have a rowing machine, and I need some work in the mid to upper back pulling muscles. I used to throw them in as supplemental work every now and again, and now that I'm trying out the Conjugate CF program by Chris Mason, I'm doing them as assistance work on ME upper body days.
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:52 PM   #15
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Re: Bent over rows

I can agree that as an exercise that is targeted at isolating the back it makes sense. But I just can't envision any scenario IRL where I would need to stand with my legs straight (or mostly straight) and move 100lbs up or down.

With anything that heavy I would move it as close to my CoG as possible and then lift it in a form as close to DL form as possible.
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Old 01-22-2011, 01:10 PM   #16
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Re: Bent over rows

Ah, my buddy fell overboard let me hang over the side of the boat and pull him in!
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:45 PM   #17
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Re: Bent over rows

"But I just can't envision any scenario IRL where I would need to stand with my legs straight (or mostly straight) and move 100lbs up or down."

What the hell does whether or not you are going to do it in real life have any impact on the usefulness of an excercise?
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:47 PM   #18
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I can agree that as an exercise that is targeted at isolating the back it makes sense. But I just can't envision any scenario IRL where I would need to stand with my legs straight (or mostly straight) and move 100lbs up or down.

With anything that heavy I would move it as close to my CoG as possible and then lift it in a form as close to DL form as possible.
I've had to move heavy things up over ledges and balconies before. If my arms were longer, I would have deadlifted it...
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:16 AM   #19
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Re: Bent over rows

If you don't have kids, make a couple. They will redfine functional movements!
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:29 AM   #20
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Re: Bent over rows

Without seeing you lift, I would guess you made the lift with straight legs, hips over your knees ( or close to it) and a rounded lower back.

I have been using this movement for a long time with weights up to 225 for 5 reps. I have found the safest position to be; flexed knee, hips extended to the rear and an extended (slightly arched) lower back. If you lose form and allow your back to round during this lift, bad things can happen....
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