BB rows....hand position
- 12-19-2006, 10:03 AM
- 12-19-2006, 11:45 AM
IMHO its overhand or not at all. I like my back close to parallel though too.
- 12-19-2006, 11:50 AM
I agree overhand all the way. Underhand brings in too much bicep.
12-19-2006, 02:42 PM
I like doing underhand rows because I can pull more weight and I just prefer it.
12-19-2006, 04:27 PM
- 5'8" 212 lbs.
- Join Date
- Apr 2006
- Rep Power
- Lv. Percent
Overhand... I dont get the same upper back contraction at all with underhand. But then again Dorian Yates refused to do anything but underhand and look at his back... all a matter of preference and everybody's own individual body mechanics.
12-19-2006, 09:20 PM
so if it feels more comfortable and feels like i could lift more weight then should i try and use underhand?
12-19-2006, 10:13 PM
yes do whatever you feel most comfortable with while maintaining proper form and using your back to pull the weight
12-19-2006, 11:06 PM
If you go overhand use a thumbless grip. It seems to hit the lats even harder. If you use heavy weight you will probably need straps.
12-20-2006, 11:43 PM
i currently use overhand but it seems my grip tires out before my back
12-21-2006, 02:30 PM
I prefer underhand, it allows me to do alot more weight. You must focus the movemnt on you back however. No cheating
12-26-2006, 01:01 AM
It really depends on your own body mechanics. Most likely one or the other will feel better.
I prefer underhand - it gives me a much better connection and feel. It is true that the bi's are used more, but if you are connected to your back, then it is minimal.
I struggle to get in a groove overhand and I end up placing a lot of stress on my bi's and lower back as I bounce around.
12-28-2006, 11:42 PM
I do both. When I do underhand I make sure to really feel and concentrate on my back. I normally dont even feel it in my bicep just back. I can lift the same for both. If u feel too much bicep then its probably to heavy.
01-06-2007, 04:45 PM
I prefer to vary my grip distance and vary my use of a supinated (hands up) or a pronated (hands down) grip. Even a dumbbell row variation will provide a semi-supinated / neutral grip.
01-06-2007, 09:41 PM
I go double overhand, throw in the hook grip when it gets heavier and then throw straps on once my grip really gives out.
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