I had been injured since the end of November with a lower back injury and I took 3 weeks off on the physio's advice. I realised I could not comfortably do barbell rows anymore.
Today I did t-bar rows for the first time and I managed to get 3 plates (so 60kg) on to the bar and did 3x5 of those. It felt a lot more comfortable on the lower back then barbell rows. For my barbell row it was 80kg 3x5 usually before I got injured. I have managed to do dumbbell rows of 40kg today 2x5.
Have I regressed in terms of how strong my back is? I don't feel like my back is developed enough , I started training on February 15th 2014. So nearly a year now, but I was training on and off before (not serious training).