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Post by TeeBee » Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:09 pm

I don't know why I ask this, but can you do bent-over rows with your palms in a curling position?

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Post by TimD » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:06 pm

Sure. Why not? It's becoming fairly popular with bodybuilders as they say it focuses more on the lats than the regular over-over grip, becuase it naturally keeps the bar closer in to the sides. A few years ago there was a Mr. Olympia that used it a lot, Dorian Yates.
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Post by TeeBee » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:41 am

Thanks, I'll try 'em.

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:27 am

Generally people use a fairly narrow grip on Reverse-grip Barbell Rows (AKA Curl-grip Barbell Rows). Also, most guys keep their upper bodies at a roughly 45-degree angle when using this grip (as opposed to keeping your upper body parallel to the floor).

PS.) A reverse grip also works the biceps more than an overhand grip.

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:29 am

Personally, I prefer doing Barbell Rows at a 45-degree angle with a roughly shoulder width overhand grip as this feels most natural for me.

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Post by TeeBee » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:49 pm

"Personally, I prefer doing Barbell Rows at a 45-degree angle with a roughly shoulder width overhand grip as this feels most natural for me."

I agree; and it also doesn't stress my forearms unduly.

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