I just want to make sure I don’t have a severe muscle imbalance.
I did my “Upper Body Assistance” workout Friday. I only did one working set. But that doesn’t really matter.
Part of it included…
Kroc Rows: 150X12
Chest-Supported T-Bar Rows: 180X5 [That’s 4 plates]
Both were performed with straps.
I was very horizontal on my ‘Kroc’ Dumbbell Rows and I think I had reasonably good form.
My best Old-School T-Bar row (with the DD handles) was 5 plates for 20 reps. I tried to do 6 plates but I couldn’t keep form for 1 decent rep. But that doesn’t really matter either.
What I’m trying to determine is if Chest-Supported T-Bar Rows with a wide grip use the Lats or not. I feel like they’re a great shoulder and trap exercise and are very akin to the Butterfly Stroke [more shit that don’t matter] but that Chest-Supported T-Bar Rows pretty much leave the Lats out of the Equation and are pretty much just for the upper-mid back.
So am I right in thinking this? Or is it the angle that the machine uses or what? Or am I just messed up and should be able to pull more on the Chest-Supported T-Bar?