Does anyone have any experience with one arm t bar rows?
I would be doing them like a db row only with a bar in the corner. The only reason i ask is that i have switched to a different gym and the heaviest db is 50kg.
My old gym had up to 65kg which i could do 3x12 reps on. Tried doing 50s and the higher reps felt more like cardio lol.
Not really a fan of bb rows, i much prefer the feel of dumbells (although i think pendlays are ok, i heard they arent great for mass though). I would also be using deadlifts for back and machine tbar rows on occassion.
If anyone has done them......do you use 10kg (22lb) plates for more of a stretch or do 20kg (45;bers) work aswel?
I really like them because of lower back issues that come up now and then (especially with things like bb rows). I do the more upright one (first vid, is great to be able to lean on bench!), plate size doesn't matter since you're standing further up...poundages keep going up and up which is a good sign Give it a slow and controlled negative and a good stretch
I really like 1 arm rowing because it gives a great stretch. Would be a shame to give it up because of not being able to use enough weight as i feel its also a great strength builder. Not liking bb rows either lol
Its_Just_Me is right about the lower back being saved aswel. i feel i get enough of that from deads lol and yes its very easy to use progressively heavier weights
Is it in practise just a db row variation or a tbar? I usually use deads as my main back builder with a row variation and pull ups. On days where my low back may need more recovery (not often) which row variation would give me best bang for buck in terms of hitting the remander of the back? I think maybe the seated row may be best for this but I know u guys are more experienced than me!
If you put them into groups, it's easier (there's no all or nothing thinking). Think of low rowing (elbows tucked, row to stomach level) as your thickness exercises, and your high pulling as your width exercises (elbows out more, pull to head). You should be doing an exercise for each area weekly.
Example thickness exercises:
Deadlifts and it's variants (rack pulls/sumo deadlift/SLDL etc) Most heavy DB/BB rowing exercises (which would include t-bar rows)
Example width exercises:
Pullups/downs Rack chins pulldown machines etc
If you're training bodyparts frequently, like ~ twice every 8 days, you could alternate the exercises (e.g. deadlifts one back day, t-bar rows the next) just to give the lower back a break. I usually go by feel (got to be feeling really strong before deadlifting lol...which means no twingey feelings in lower back, no stiffness in hips/knees, high drive etc)
I see seated cable rowing as more of a supplementary exercise rather than your "bread and butter" ones like the above. The bread and butter exercises are one's that you can do for some time and make decent progress on. If it's just slabs of meat you're wanting to add to your back, and good strength, this small handful of exercise will do the trick. The "detail" work doesn't take long to do, so IMO it's better to save that for later when you're at a "comfortable" size.
Above all, try to stick to it and make the most out the exercises.
2 hand TBars (Old school TBars) are a completely different lift than single arm... To me at least.
I don't put my knee on the bench though, I only brace my body with my other arm and still row the bar between my legs and into my chest. I really see the single arm version as a "get used to moving heavy ass weight" lift more than anything.
Old School TBars are a great lift IMO, but once you have to start deadlifting 7 or more plates to TBar row it, it gets annoying and awkward.
Mine either...which is why I like HS machines so much. That shit was made for me. My usual routine back in the day used to be something like "lat pull downs, seated rows (cable), T-bar rows, and then another lat machine (cybex I think).
I now use mostly HS machines and I think I have made more progress that way.
I like HS movements as well, both are great IMO. I use these occasionally when I need a change and really like them because for some reason I feel a great stretch and contraction when I do these right...it's very easy to use too much momentum with this exercise and lose the focus. Although I use momentum, or less than perfect form, on most rows (HS or barbell), I think this is one exercise that needs to be done with very good form to work.