Good exercise for back...
- 03-04-2009, 11:35 PM
I do agree with you Rodja on the poor technique factor, but I think Intensity has just as much to do with it. I see too many people in the gym with low weight doing all forms of rows, even deads, all with as perfect form as possible, yet they are still relatively small. No explosiveness, no focus aka zone..... the intensity is just not there. I think its this "intensity" that separates the powerlifters/bodybuilders from all the others.
Don't get me wrong,.... I dont think everyone needs to grunt and yell, or look like a crazed lunatic just out from the pen, but come on, if you look like an unstrained robot, doing pulldowns with 30lbs,.....you need to add some serious weight.
So in the words of Arnold: "C'mon,... Let's get serious."
- 03-05-2009, 12:36 AM
03-06-2009, 03:58 AM
03-06-2009, 11:10 AM
03-06-2009, 12:41 PM
1- Lower Weight/Higer Reps and avoiding exercises like full deadlifts, barbell rows or t-bar rows for not until you get your abdominal strength built up.
I use a lot of DB rows, chest supported rows, cable rows and 1 arm t-bar rows (support yourself on your knee or on a bench.
2- Really work your abdominal strength. That doesn't mean millions of crunches either. Hammer your abs w/ planks, landmines, suitcase deadlifts, straight leg raises and light DB snatches.
I'd avoid good mornings like the plague for now at least. That exercise is great for building your back and hamstrings but since you have recurring lower back problems they can be way to much and possibly set you back farther.
03-06-2009, 02:01 PM
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03-07-2009, 10:25 PM
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