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Row frequency

Post by teafan » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:36 am

What are your opinions on doing some form of row every session? Good idea? Bad Idea?

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Re: Row frequency

Post by Dub » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:45 am

I usually like that there is a REASON behind every exercise and program. Do you have a reason to put rows in every session?
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Re: Row frequency

Post by hoosegow » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:12 am

If you are doing a full body program - I'm luvin' rows every session...
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Re: Row frequency

Post by teafan » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:27 am

I like to do a lot of rows - but I dont want to have to do them once or twice a week

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Re: Row frequency

Post by KenDowns » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:00 am

teafan wrote:What are your opinions on doing some form of row every session? Good idea? Bad Idea?
I follow the rule that I row whenever I press, or more specifically, I pull whenever I push. Pulling also tends towards higher reps.

So if I were to press every session, I'd row every session, but since I don't press every session, I don't row (or pull) every sessions.

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Re: Row frequency

Post by kibe69 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:36 pm

I find my back recovers faster than chest even though i do more volume for back. So depending on feeling i do additional rows or chins after deadlift session on wednesday but i got tuesday and thursday free so its fine. Deadlifts hit the traps etc hard anyway...

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Re: Row frequency

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:49 pm

what seems to be good for me is hitting it heavy 1/5 days and maybe med to light with volume 2 more times a week.

IOW, while donig 531 4 day/week, I would add a high volume upper back movement on Squat day

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Re: Row frequency

Post by JasonJones » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:04 pm

Since our modern world has us spending so much time in flexion as it is, your pull frequency should always be greater than your push frequency. You might be better served by focusing on rear delts and lower traps than just rows though, since those areas are often neglected and underdeveloped.
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Re: Row frequency

Post by teafan » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:49 am

Sounds like a yes then!

JasonJones, what excercises do you recommend to hit the lower traps?

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Re: Row frequency

Post by KPj » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:45 am

I would second what Jason said. :cheers:
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Re: Row frequency

Post by ephs » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:57 pm

what about rows and chins on every training day in a full body workout? recommended?
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Re: Row frequency

Post by robertscott » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:14 pm

would depend on your schedule really, your back needs to recover just like any other bodypart.

That said, you could do things like band pull-aparts without it eating too much into recovery

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Re: Row frequency

Post by ephs » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:57 am

just training 2-3 days a week with at least one recovery day between training days. for example: mo, we, fr, mo, we, fr. is it okay then or maybe switching between chins and rows?
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Re: Row frequency

Post by robertscott » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:13 am

that'll be fine. You could modulate the intensity so something like

monday - heavy
wed - light
fri - medium

or alternate between chins/rows like you said, although you could quite easily do both if you program it smart.

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