There seems to be no definitive conclusion on whether Pendlay Rows or Yates Rows are better. There’s also the issue of where should one do pullups till, whether it’s gotta be chin over bar, or if the last part is useless shoulder girdle and just get forehead or top of the head to the bar
Here’s what I’ve been doing:
For Rows: I’m ramping up weight with each set, starting with strict Pendlay Rows. As I go up slowly my torso moves higher and I stop if I have to go over 45 degrees to get the weight up.
It’s harder to measure progress precisely, but I do notice that week by week, I bring up more weight with my strict torso-parallel-to-ground rows, and likewise the last set in the sequence slowly moves up in weight.
Likewise with weighted pullups. I start with strict form and slowly I’m able to pull myself slightly lower. I stop when my forehead is lower than the bar at the top.
I feel like I’m having my cake…err, steak… and eating it too this way.