I know that alot of people insist you should be able to row as much as you bench, but I don’t see it happening.
It seems like the body is designed to push more than it should be able to pull. Even a deadlift is a leg extension. Exactly what kind of rows are we talking about here to be on par with the press? standing? chest supported vertical or horizontal? I don’t see it happening.
I think if you can only bench as much as you row, then you have a weak chest. Not slighting the OP, I just have always wondered.[/quote]
Bent over barbell rows.
No slight occurred. I’d have to agree that it’s pretty weak - I can only do 255 on rows for reps, 275 max bench so far.
I had wondered about this very thing (push vs. pull). In considering powerlifters, I’m pretty sure they’re not worrying about putting up max numbers for their barbell rows. Focus is on the bench there and their bench press is far higher than what they row, I’d wager. Nor do they concern themselves with curls overmuch.
My original question was more focused on bicep/tricep, but I think I get the gist of it. Push outstrips pull. So I AM backwards. Gotta fix that…