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What Form of Dumbbell Row Do You Normally Use?


#1

I have always used very strict form on dumbbell rows (knee and other hand on bench), but recently I learned to use a more power-oriented version like in the video below at 5:04, but I do not pull up the dumbbell up this high, more to the lower chest region instead.


#2

Any and all. If it improves your bench, great. If not, dont.


#3

Just like banging the fat friend, Kroc rows send you straight to heaven.


#4

I like just regular 1-arm DB rows. Kroc rows are good too when switching things up.


#5

Totally off-topic but when she said, "Ohr whatevah" I laughed.


#6

Notice the dude's knee at 4:54? Weird.


#7

I know a girl who's left knee looks just like that. Said she broke it playing basketball years ago and that's just how it healed.


#8

I use a modified tripod stance (shoulder width) with my empty hand braced on dumbell rack or bench and feet staggered a little. If I'm rowing with my right hand I place my right foot about 1ft further back. I pull to my hip and tap the floor on the stretch just to make sure I'm not shortstroking.

I've noticed pulling high(armpit area) like I see a lot of guys do seems to work more rear delt, traps, rhomboids on me and that's why I pull to my hip... in a arc. Pulling yo my hip seems to hit my lats down low.

I switch it up from the low to high version to keep it interesting though.

To me that knee just looks like a extremely developed "teardrop" at angle that exagerates it appearance.