I get stuck in a rut with my upright vertical rows. (from waist to chin, standing w/barbell) I make increases 1-2kg at a time and my progress is slow.
I hit 5-5 (2 sets, 5 reps each) the last two times. Today, I hit 3-1!!! Usually, my first rep, warm up or not, causes a pain (not drop the bar intense, but sometimes stop the row intense) along the underside of my forearm halfway up. I cannot isolate the muscle(s) suffice to say that they hurt close to the bone facing away from my body.
Lastly, I find that the only way I can get rows done, is to grip the bar so that it is not tucked up into my upper palm, rather more on the fingers - otherwise the pain can be too much.
What can I do? (Today the same pain was mimicked doing curls with the S-bar, enough to make me quit after the first set…