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BO Rows vs. Cable vs. Upright


#1

Hi guys,

I'm planning ahead for a new full body program once my BP competition is over.

I just wanted to ask you guys what the pros and cons of Bent Over rows versus Cable rows was.

Also, do any of you include upright rows as part of your workouts? I was suprised to learn that it's actually intended to target the lateral delts. But I would have thought that military Press was plain old better at that.

Cheers,

bfreez


#2

Upright rows are probably second to military press for shoulder development, but they don't involve the triceps so they're a good secondary exercise to pressing.


#3

The bug the hell out of my shoulder uprights do. I find that if you can do BO rows right they are better. Most people use too much weight and are almost standing upright when they do it. Try and get parrallel to the floor. And be sure to work pronated and supinated gripping.


#4

i object to this. just focus on having a decent ROM which will not lead to injuries. On the bent over row you just have to put on all the weight you can and row the damn thing. dont get pretty with this exercise. of course this applies to people who are comfortable already with the barbell row motions, because this is a tricky exercise for the beginners.


#5

i object to this. just focus on having a decent ROM which will not lead to injuries. On the bent over row you just have to put on all the weight you can and row the damn thing. dont get pretty with this exercise. of course this applies to people who are comfortable already with the barbell row motions, because this is a tricky exercise for the beginners.