[quote]Bill Roberts wrote:
Bill Roberts wrote:
Well, if you would call the one that’s all the way bent over 90 degrees, then the first one is 20 degrees.
But if you want to call the one that’s all the way bent over zero degrees, then the 70 degree figure would match up.
What kind of backwards geometry is this?
EDIT: Nevermind, I see how you’re approaching this. I was thinking standing straight up was 180 degrees.
I’ve yet to see a person call doing fully bent over bent rows as being at “zero degrees” but it gets called 90 degrees all the time. In other words, bent 90 degrees from normal standing position. By that method of reckoning, the Yates row is bending 20 degrees.
If a person’s not bent over at all, most would call that being bent zero degrees, not 90 degrees as would follow if we call the Yates angle “70 degrees.”
Also if as you suggest one called a not bent at all row “180 degrees,” then the style in that first video, the Yates angle, wouldn’t be 70 degrees. It would be 160. So that would be an odd argument to support the figure of 70.[/quote]
I needed an abacus and a goniometer to follow that post.
More lifting, less math.