barbell row vs one arm row
- 07-16-2009, 07:31 AM
- 07-16-2009, 07:34 AM
BB row = more total weight for the exercise but a lot of pressure on your low back.
DB row = less weight but less strain on your back.
In your situation I would probably opt for db rows for now.
- 07-16-2009, 07:38 AM
I know that the barbell row is probably a better mass builder, but anyone who has been lifting for a while will probably agree that the weight of a single dumbell that they can row will be greater than half the weight of a barbel row.Think training's hard,. try losing!
07-16-2009, 07:49 AM
I've been having lower back pain. I think my form is off. I was thinking about switching to the dumb bell rows since I already do deadlifts for my lower back and basically just want an exercise to work my upper back, since my lower back is already getting worked with deads.
07-16-2009, 04:37 PM
They work a little different... the barbell will be better for overall back size and strength but the dumbell row is better for pure pulling power.
Do both if and when u heal up.
07-16-2009, 07:47 PM
07-16-2009, 08:07 PM
there are many factors, but here's the first thing that came to my mind.
It depends greatly on the rest of your routine and whether or not you want to focus on your upper back or your lumbar and core. If I were doing a routine without enough deadlifting, for instance, I'd do the BB Rows. If I needed to focus on upper back and convered core work elsewhere, I might do the DB Rows.
07-16-2009, 08:17 PM
07-16-2009, 08:21 PM
i like the db more control and less strain on lower back...
07-16-2009, 09:05 PM
07-16-2009, 11:25 PM
i wouldnt use a belt on anything unless you rly need it. i have never used a belt, even pulling 500, i think its preference but my erectors are massive. seriously, especially for someone my size. if you can keep good form, you will be ok. if your having trouble keeping form then go down in weight. thats my philosophy. but on 10 rep sets, i would rather not use it and build up my erectors.
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07-16-2009, 11:39 PM
07-20-2009, 07:50 PM
I think both are staples and should be used.
But, they are different. I like how you can safely and effectively use higher reps with DB Rows. Higher reps with BB Rows are harder because your lower back gives out and holding the weight in position becomes an issue.
With the DB Rows you can do 20-30 reps per arm per set without any lower back issue and be left torched, definitely nothing like it, in my opinion. Look up KRoc Rows on YouTube, impressive stuff.
07-21-2009, 03:33 AM
chest supported rows
07-21-2009, 10:58 AM
07-21-2009, 11:02 AM
BB rows and one arm rows work different parts of the back.. With BBrows you will be able to develop width on ur back and for one arm rows will focus more on the thickness.. JB
07-21-2009, 11:06 AM
i do both.. If my lower back gets to sore i'll skip it the next week ,and pick back up on it the next week
07-21-2009, 11:12 AM
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IMO, these are the two exercises that are performed the worst. Most don't pay attention to their elbow placement, posture, shoulder adduction, etc.
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07-21-2009, 11:25 AM
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07-22-2009, 09:54 AM
DerickVonD, if your lower back is hurting you should watching your form or your weight or both. Also if you want to target the upper back just reverse your grip and lift your shoulders some, like a yates row. I do both.
07-22-2009, 10:03 AM
bb overhand row= more concentration on upper mid back.
bb underhand row= more concentration on lower lats.
db row is works both mid back and lower lats, a little more emphasis on mid back, but it is a good lift to use as a "change up". if you have back problems try using a smith machine, head up and looking forward, back straight or slightly arched upward(the opposite of hunched over) hands place relaxed shoulder width apart. if you are having back probs then you are right, your form is probably off, start out with a moderate weight that you can do 12-15 reps easily without loosing your form. change your foot placement and the angle of your back ( how far you're bent over) to suit you. once you get a good feel for it you can move back to free weights if you want.
07-22-2009, 12:50 PM
To me, if you are looking for an exercise to hit your upper back, why not try the Seated Cable Row with a straight-bar attachment and bring it to your chest instead of your abdominals.
07-22-2009, 01:18 PM
BARBELL ROW IS NOT THE BETTER MASS BUILDER. DUMBBELL ROW IS. WITH ALL BARBELL EXERCISES THE WEIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BARBELL IS DEAD WEIGHT THAT AND EACH ARM GETS TO WORK TOGETHER TO PULL THE WEIGHT UP. WITH DB IT IS ONE ARM WHICH LEADS TO EQUAL GAINS ON EACH OF THE RHOMBOID MUSCLES AND LATS. TO HIT THE LATS MORE LEAVE THE DUMBBELLS IN A VERTICAL POSTION. TO HIT THE RHOMBOIDS, AND TERES MUSCLES MORE. ROTATE THE DB HORIZONTAL POSITION AS YOU CONTRACT YOUR UPPER BACK.
07-23-2009, 02:47 AM
07-23-2009, 02:51 AM
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