Somebody in this forum recommended kroc rows as assistance for deads and I decided to use them. Aside from improving the main lifts, my other goal is to build a ridiculous yoke.
I did 105*18 today, I definitely felt it in the forearm, lats and whole upper back. This exercise is amazing. Only thing is my lower back is slightly aching, which tends to happen when there is a form issue.
I have a few questions for those who do em. Do you support your knee on the bench as well? I presume that would be less lower back stress, right? Also, loading. Do you use your 10 rm for 10 strict reps and then get 10-15 more, do you take a db that's too heavy for any type of strict reps and just go at it with moderate cheating?
Here's what I recorded. My observation is that the weight is too light and the cheating motion is too much. Sorry for creating a thread like this but I'd rather ask.