BodyRecomposition Support Forums  

Go Back   BodyRecomposition Support Forums > General information > General training questions
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 01-13-2009, 11:11 AM
lylemcd's Avatar
lylemcd lylemcd is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 22,641
Default Cable Row Technique

Article on the main site
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 01-14-2009, 07:06 AM
Bioteknik Bioteknik is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 88
Default

So what are your thoughts on using the narrow v-bar grip and trying to get more ROM out of the exercise by almost letting the stack get all the way back down at the end of each rep. I know there's more chance to abuse this and start swinging yoru body around to lift more weight, but the stretch in the lats when doing it this way at least give the illusion that it is more effective.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 01-14-2009, 10:16 AM
lylemcd's Avatar
lylemcd lylemcd is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 22,641
Default

Not 100% sure what you're describing. Do you mena letting the upper back flex or something else?

There is also an issue that if you let the shoulder stretch too far forwards, this can be detrimental to the rotator cuff.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 01-14-2009, 03:33 PM
Bioteknik Bioteknik is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 88
Default

I mean by allowing yourself to bend at hip slighly while doing the exercise. Bending forward a bit at the beginning and finishing the pull in a position like the examples.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 01-14-2009, 03:40 PM
lylemcd's Avatar
lylemcd lylemcd is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 22,641
Default

If you're flexing at the hip (which is fine up to a point, see my comment response on the article), it's not doing anything to stretch the lats. It may seem like it but you're not changing anything about the length-tension relationship of the lats by leaning forwards at the hip.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 01-21-2016, 07:27 AM
AlphaBettor AlphaBettor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 608
Default

Good article. I had not done an underhand grip cable row in a long time and have recently started doing them again. In the article it says/shows an under grip row hitting at around the belly button.

How is the form shown in this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj19fFUMbIs

That is not me in the video but I have similar form. Underhand grip row hits maybe 5 inches above the belly button. I'm wondering if this within the normal range of deviation (possibly having to do with the location of the cable attachment itself) or if it is possibly more of a technical problem/imbalance/tight upper back/whatever.

I've tried to row to the belly button and it just doesn't 'fit' if that makes any sense. The shoulder blades just don't go that low even when scooping them down and back.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 01-21-2016, 08:57 AM
lylemcdonald lylemcdonald is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,009
Default

Look at his forearms and how they are tilted above the horizontal. He's also leaning back slightly which changes where it will hit
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 01-22-2016, 03:23 PM
hullaballoo hullaballoo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 188
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lylemcdonald View Post
Look at his forearms and how they are tilted above the horizontal. He's also leaning back slightly which changes where it will hit
I find that it's hard to force the bar to stay lower so forearms stay horizontal. Is it not related to how the bar attaches to the cable stack relative to where the seat is (how far off the ground)? I've tried rowing to the belly button but it always creeps up a tick.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Unread 06-24-2018, 07:35 AM
iudsghzdg iudsghzdg is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 13
Default

I donít feel as much mid-back contraction when rowing with an underhand grip compared to a neutral v-bar grip. Is this typical?
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.