Good to hear I’m in the clear! I’d hate to be ‘that guy’ humping 100 kgs and be thinking he’s the man-
That’s excactly what happens, I lose the arch and the back round halfway through the set when I go lower. I have very short legs and a long torso, so might be that.
Tried Pendlays a while back, didn’t give them much time but lower back definately didn’t like the way I did them.
Now, for the heaviest sets of 8-10 I do just as you described, Cephalic_Carnage, and set the bar at knee height in a rack. That way I can get 120 for 8 or so. Helps to ‘reset’ the back a little between the reps I feel, rather than relying on momentum. Duh. Dead stop
Did 112,5x15 today, but at the last reps I felt a twinge in the lower back, so did seated pulley rows for the last two sets. Think I might do this more, especially as rest grows shorter on Big Beyond Belief.
If you have any kind of HammerStrength row, use it. BBB probably gives you more than enough low-back involvement already…