Okay, so I started my total compound exercise workout and consequently there were some new exercises I tried for the first time. Some of them, although being some of the best for the respective workout, didn’t feel right. I couldn’t get a real good feeling out of them, and I don’t really know why. One is bent over rows. I feel a much better squeeze when I do rear delt rows. Or instead of upright rows, I feel the medial deltoid burn a lot more with a lateral raise (and yes, I did change the weight for the row).
Does anyone else have certain favorites and avoid others, or do you just get over it since they are such a crucial exercise?
P.S. Sorry if this sounds stupid…
Your profile isn’t too descriptive so I don’t know your level of training etc. However, if you’re just beginning to do major compound exercises, it’s very common to have a weak core, posterior chain & general weakness of support muscles. This means that you won’t be able to get a good workout on your ‘target’ muscles until everything else catches up… but it’s worth it in the end.
Upright rows cause shoulder impingement, I personally don’t do them.
I agree with this completely. Upright rows screw my shoulder up, so I stopped doing them a couple years ago.
And the form on Bent over rows is hard to get unless, as said, you have a strong core. You will end up trying to do more weight and then having form suffer because you can’t hold the weight that your back can do. This also happened to me. Stick with the rows, but do good mornings, RDL, etc. If they progress somewhere near equally, you’ll feel alot better about them. I did.