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Dumbbell Bent-Over Row

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:14 am
by KittenJ
I did biceps and back at the gym last night and this was in my regimen.
I only used a 10 lb weight which wasn't excessive for a single hand use for me, but every time i lifted, I heard (rather than so much felt) a popping in my shoulders.

It didn't hurt and today, my shoulders don't hurt, but I'm just curious what this could lead to?

I do know, when I stretch my triceps (arms behind head, reach down the back) my shoulders will get that painful stiffness til I pop them in that position, then they're fine.

Just need to know if I should do an alternative exercise or if the problem will solve itself with strength development?

Re: Dumbbell Bent-Over Row

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:55 am
by stuward
crepitus.

Also, do some strengthening of the muscles around the shoulder, primarily the rotator cuff group.

Re: Dumbbell Bent-Over Row

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 9:07 am
by KittenJ
So just add a couple rotator cuff group exercises to back/shoulders day? I can do that.. :)

Re: Dumbbell Bent-Over Row

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 9:33 am
by robertscott
do YTWLIs as part of your warm up

Re: Dumbbell Bent-Over Row

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 9:41 am
by Stephen Johnson
robertscott wrote:do YTWLIs as part of your warm up



That's a new one on me - thanks

Re: Dumbbell Bent-Over Row

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 10:20 am
by robertscott
Stephen Johnson wrote:
robertscott wrote:do YTWLIs as part of your warm up



That's a new one on me - thanks
mate you'll love it. Makes my shoulders feel amazing after, no matter how achey they're feeling before it.

If you're doing it weighted, less is more. I use 2k bells and it's still hard work

Re: Dumbbell Bent-Over Row

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 10:27 am
by Ironman
That looks like exactly the sort of thing I need. I'll have to give that a try.

Re: Dumbbell Bent-Over Row

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 10:45 am
by KittenJ
I'm going to totally start doing that. Thanks!

Re: Dumbbell Bent-Over Row

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 3:06 am
by Dub
I think the YTWI (I haven't much done the L because I usually do and coach them while lying on the ground because you know, I'm usually coaching a whole team) is the best exercise to work your upper back. I love the agony people have with just bodyweight YTWI's when done for the first time. It looks like nothing but damn it burns.

Re: Dumbbell Bent-Over Row

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 4:47 am
by robertscott
Dub wrote:I think the YTWI (I haven't much done the L because I usually do and coach them while lying on the ground because you know, I'm usually coaching a whole team) is the best exercise to work your upper back. I love the agony people have with just bodyweight YTWI's when done for the first time. It looks like nothing but damn it burns.
first time I ever tried them I picked up two 5k bells. You can imagine how well that worked out.

Re: Dumbbell Bent-Over Row

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 8:06 am
by KittenJ
robertscott wrote:
Dub wrote:I think the YTWI (I haven't much done the L because I usually do and coach them while lying on the ground because you know, I'm usually coaching a whole team) is the best exercise to work your upper back. I love the agony people have with just bodyweight YTWI's when done for the first time. It looks like nothing but damn it burns.
first time I ever tried them I picked up two 5k bells. You can imagine how well that worked out.
I do have a problem when starting out, managing bodyweight exercises but I find it's the best place to start judging where your weak spots really are.