Anyone else feel like rows are very awkward?

Anyone else feel like rows are very awkward? I'm only able to row 50kg for sets of 10 and I feel like its my arms failing first before my back. Is 50kg a lot of weight?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They are awkward, anyone who says otherwise is lying. Well, unless you already have a super strong lower back from a powerlifting background or something, if not you're better off just doing t-bar rows

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, I row 120kg but I also squat and DL over 200kg. T bar is better overall for comfort.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you row over 100kg without deadlifting at least 300 you're doing cheat rows (which you should stop)

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Barbell rows, barbell shrugs, and deadlifts are the only lifts I use straps for. Makes a big difference.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for me, it just doesn't ever feel like I'm actually activating anything. Seated cable rows seem to work much better for me

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don’t really feel my back during the movement (except lower back since I do them pretty much parallel to the floor) but the next day my upper back especially is fried, so they must be doing something. I only let myself cheat the form a little on the last 2 reps.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i have this same issue. If I use straps I can feel the activation

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love them, if you're feeling too much in your lower back you're either
    1) Not activating your lats and bracing properly
    2) Letting the weight get too far out in front of you
    3) Have a disproportionately weak lower back
    Ofcourse at a certain weight your grip might struggle to keep up with your back muscles but at 50kg your far away from that being an issue.
    If you want to do them you should probably pick a weight you can do 10 reps while pausing and squeezing at the top and do that for a week or two before progressing up in weight. Get the form down and get some mind muscle connection so you have a solid foundation to build upon.
    I see a lot of guys just bending over and using momentum almost as if they're jerking it up causing each rep to look different.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How do I activate my lats and brace properly for bb rows? I've watched a lot of videos and I'm still struggling, likely because my lats are under developed.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do Yates rows
    you're welcome

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > Is 50kg a lot of weight?

    You probably use too much biceps, try to actively not flex your elbows, they should be as static as possible.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh and I forgot, 50 kg is not a lot

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/U86K7r4.jpg

        Anyone else feel like rows are very awkward? I'm only able to row 50kg for sets of 10 and I feel like its my arms failing first before my back. Is 50kg a lot of weight?

        50kg isn't a lot but its not light either. focus on using your back rather than biceps. do full ROM with slow eccentric, mike israetel style. you haven't earned the right to do cheat reps yet. learn how to isolate back before you try using bad form.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what do you guys think about smith machine rows?

    i feel like they are good to start with before transitioning to barbell rows

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      moron what makes you think you need to transition to them? Just start doing them at a light weight.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    your dl probably sucks

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i don't understand why you nigs just don't use machines, it's way more pratical. why people love free weight this much

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I bet you're small as fuck.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because free weights translate to athleticism. Seating down and moving a lever doesn't.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you're still sitting down/standing still to do them

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what the duck?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Barbell rows and shrugs look badass and make me want to train back

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pick that shit up and get in your starting position. Then instead of thinking about pulling the bar, imagine you’re trying to elbow the ceiling.

    Basically think about moving your elbows backwards and retracting your scapula rather than concentrating on your grip and pulling with your forearms/biceps.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Barbell rows are dogshit. Seriously. Stick to a cable row of some kind or do a t-bar row.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've stopped doing barbell rows, fuck that exercise. I'm only doing chest supported db rows now.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I recently swapped to chest supported rows, only difference is that it doesnt target the lower back, but rows arent a lower back exercise anyways.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone who says these are awkward doesn’t do legs. It’s that simple.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >sets of 10
    My brother in christ, what the fuck are you doing?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sets of 10 reps, not 10 sets

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pendlay rows feel pretty good for my lats, I like them way more than doing pullups or lat pulldowns or seated rows. At 100kg for reps right now.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I tried doing em for a month or two and they weren't for me. My lower back felt fine doing them but my forearms would always give before I managed to get a good burn in my rear delts and lats. I do rear delt flies and t-bar row now and am much happier with the results.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm afraid 50 kg for 10 is low, but at least it isn't dyel tier

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