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Power Bent Over Rows

Anyone have thoughts on these? It’s a bent over barbell row, but every rep is started from the floor, so you obviously use your legs and can therefore use more weight

I do a form of these, but I don’t go all the way to the floor. It’s a good change of pace from strict rows, and I can normally handle more weight when I return to doing strict rows.

[quote]bigpump23 wrote:
Anyone have thoughts on these? It’s a bent over barbell row, but every rep is started from the floor, so you obviously use your legs and can therefore use more weight[/quote]

No better way to build a big strong back-ed coan does these-and i regulary do sets of 5 with 405-to 455-with a tight powerbelt on and lifting staps-heave the weight to your upper abs and stay tight throughout the movement-this has helped me deadlift 750 officially and load 300pound stones…just start out slowly and remember to push your abs against your belt real hard.