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How Do YOU T-Bar Row?


#1


Stand up with weight, then row. resembles a yates row. I do them like this and really feel it in my lats and between my shoulder blades.

OR


Pretty much straight off ground. resembles a bent over row.

Thoughts?


#2

Option 2. Perhaps a slightly higher angle. Same setup with a standard bar jammed against a post with a DB holding the end down and a V handle.

I'm almost parallel to the floor on BB rows as well. I can't feel Yates rows for some reason.


#3

I prefer option 1


#4

Bwahaha! Read the youtube comments. Its good for a laugh :slight_smile:


#5

I perform the t-bar row similar to the way Ronnie Coleman does in his Unbelievable dvd, except I use only half the weight (7 plates vs. Ronnie's 12 plates).


#6

"haha idiot bad form dude"

These people are so incredible thick. Here is a guy who is much larger than then, much stronger, and they feel like they should give out advice?

What I have observed is that you'll typically find very few big form-nazis, and on the other side most big people I've seen tend to favor some body-english ("cheating") in order to keep the intensity up. Seems like moving big ass weights out benefits worrying too much about form.


#7

I do a variation of option A -- I like to think I'm at about a 45 degree angle when I'm rowing.


#8

I row like the second option. Try to keep the form similar to a bent-over barbell row as much as possible.


#9

Personally i prefer something closer to option 2, a little more bent over than option 1, but at the moment im implementing pullups and 1 arm DB rows in place of t bar rows, though im not sure i prefer this ha.


#10

I already do heavy db rows and pullups before i move on to t-bar rows, so i figure i'm better with option 1, as i've already done one rowing exercise at an almost horizontal angle.


#11

Definitely yates style rows. I feel it alot better, and obviously can do more weight. Yeah Buddy!


#12

this is how i perform my "ghetto" rows. speaking of comments. i call this the hater video. i love reading the things people have to say about me in this one as they sit in their mom's basement typing away.


#13

lol marauder ironically your video was the one i used for example 2. The one pretty close to a bent over row. I forgot that was your youtube account haha.


#14

I use the same method as option 2 but my torso is probably 10 to 15 degrees more elevated. I can get a better contraction that way and it really tears up my lower lats.


#15

Whats the benefit of TBar rows versus Bent Over Rows with a close grip? Easier on the low back with higher weights?


#16

Just make sure you use as much leg drive as possible so you minimise ROM and turtle neck nice and hard. Then, stroll round the gym on your phone for 5 minutes adjusting your sack between sets so everyone know's who da man is.


#17

I think the people that post on youtube weightlifting videos are mentally retarded...


#18

that's funny as shit. i watched the first vid but couldn't open the second which happened to be mine.


#19

all rowing i listen to abel, try to be parallel to the ground


#20

I tend to like being more yates style for rows, more of a 60 degree bend. I can lift more weight that way and hit my lats and midback better without making my lower back tire out too fast.