I was doing some bent over barbell rows today and I came to the realization that the way I do them makes it impossible to do them heavy without moving my hips through the movement.
Basically, if the torso is near parallel with the ground and the hands aren’t super wide, the elbows have to move horizontally towards the hips as the bar is lifted. Assuming the forearms act mostly as hooks to hang the weight from the elbows, this means that the barbell moves towards the hips (horizontally). If the hips, knees, and torso angle are locked in place, this means that you will land yourself on your butt if the bar is sufficiently heavy compared to your body weight (say at least equal to body weight).
Am I missing something? Is the proper answer to just move your hips throughout the movement? Or maybe go super wide grip so that the elbows go out instead of back as you row? Thoughts?