BB rows....hand position

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    BB rows....hand position


    i usually do BB rows just by grabbing the bar but ive been ppl do BB rows with a reverse grip...which seems like i could hold heavier weight a lot easier but does this effect how the lift hits the muscles or not?

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    IMHO its overhand or not at all. I like my back close to parallel though too.

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    I agree overhand all the way. Underhand brings in too much bicep.
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    I like doing underhand rows because I can pull more weight and I just prefer it.
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    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.
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    so if it feels more comfortable and feels like i could lift more weight then should i try and use underhand?
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    yes do whatever you feel most comfortable with while maintaining proper form and using your back to pull the weight
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    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.
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    i currently use overhand but it seems my grip tires out before my back
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    I prefer underhand, it allows me to do alot more weight. You must focus the movemnt on you back however. No cheating
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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