I train at home, with DBs and BBs mostly. I really like rows of all sorts, (horizontal ones mostly) and I have reached 62kg for 20-something fairly strict reps.
What I was wondering is if anyone has any ideas for progression? I was thinking of loading up a tricep bar (the one with the hammer-curl parallel bars to grip) and holding it lengthways, like a ‘suitcase’ row. I tried it, and that just hurt my wrists. Does anyone have any ingenious methods/ideas about how to fasten extra plates to a maxed our DB? (Ie without crushing your hand between plate +floor on the eccentric)
I don’t understand. Did you run out of weight or the DB won’t fit anymore plates? Are you using olympic or standard (small holes) plates? I’ve got both at home and I can fit more than 132 lbs on a DB if I use 25 plates. There’s a couple guys on this site that do 200 lb DB rows buy loading a bunch of 25 lbs on an olympic DB so I won’t believe you if you tell me ROM is an issue.
I saw creative solution when I was at a Planet Fitness one day. Their dumbells only go up to 60 so some dude used a strap to tie some 5 lb plates onto the dumbbell for pressing.
Are you in the US? There have a shitload of promotions at the gyms in NJ. They’re like $20 a month. I just spent about $700 on my power rack and weights. That’s 3 years gym membership. A home gym is not for saving money in the short run. It’s for convenience. I use both. Home gym when I miss workouts at work gym if its a super busy day.