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LexyJoie
05-12-2006, 03:22 PM
I hate these things. I've been doing them for months and still hate them. Is there another exercise other than seated rows (which I already do on another day) and preferably not DB rows (which I hate like BB rows) that I can sub in for these?

Thanks!

Jewel99
05-12-2006, 03:31 PM
What do you hate about them?

LexyJoie
05-12-2006, 03:35 PM
Originally posted by Jewel99@May 12 2006, 10:31 AM
What do you hate about them?
They always feel awkward to me and I can't ever increase weight. It's very very possible that I just don't know the right way to do them, but I've watched video and everything. It's probably just that I have a weak back.

strongchick
05-12-2006, 03:57 PM
Cable rows? Supported rows?

PowerManDL
05-12-2006, 04:17 PM
If you've got access to any of the Hammer Strength machines, they're good.

Otherwise, a chest-supported t-bar row is good.

Or you could just learn the form on the BB rows and stick with them til they get stronger.

NCfitnessgirl
05-12-2006, 04:39 PM
I often find that the exercises that I hate the most are where I need the most work. :dry:

mark
05-12-2006, 04:42 PM
BB rows are one of favorite exercises.



i know this doesn't help solve YOUR problem....I'm just sayin'...

PowerManDL
05-12-2006, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by NCfitnessgirl@May 12 2006, 12:39 PM
I often find that the exercises that I hate the most are where I need the most work. :dry:
And there's always a lot to be said for making a weakness into a strength.

LexyJoie
05-12-2006, 05:26 PM
Weakness into strength... blah blah blah.

So which hammer strength machine? Is there a pull one? T-bar row. Good call...

Sarah, I already do cable rows on a different day.

PowerManDL
05-12-2006, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by LexyJoie@May 12 2006, 01:26 PM
Weakness into strength... blah blah blah.

I'm serious, hooker.

If you build up your strength on the weakest movement, what do you think will happen to everything else?

LexyJoie
05-12-2006, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by PowerManDL+May 12 2006, 12:29 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (PowerManDL @ May 12 2006, 12:29 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-LexyJoie@May 12 2006, 01:26 PM
Weakness into strength... blah blah blah.

I&#39;m serious, hooker.

If you build up your strength on the weakest movement, what do you think will happen to everything else? [/b][/quote]
I&#39;m not a hooker. That was just a temp position to get through college...

Great things, I&#39;m sure.

Dane
05-13-2006, 06:59 AM
Lexy, have you tried BB rows using a supinated (underhanded) grip? I love doing them this way.

smuggie
05-13-2006, 12:00 PM
I think you should learn to like them, Lexy.

They&#39;re one of the most important exercises you can do.

I hate squats and I&#39;m weak as fark on them. But I know I have to do them, so I keep plugging away.

PowerManDL
05-13-2006, 12:21 PM
Yeah, Maureen&#39;s a total wuss and she still sticks to it.

LexyJoie
05-15-2006, 01:45 PM
I did the dang things. Tried them UH and liked them a bit better. We&#39;re all in agreement that UH is as good as OH for these?

Erik
05-15-2006, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by LexyJoie@May 15 2006, 09:45 AM
I did the dang things. Tried them UH and liked them a bit better. We&#39;re all in agreement that UH is as good as OH for these?
Slightly different muscle emphasis, but yes, underhand is good.

smuggie
05-15-2006, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by PowerManDL@May 13 2006, 08:21 AM
Yeah, Maureen&#39;s a total wuss and she still sticks to it.
Au contraire, if I was a wuss I would have given up on squats by now.

LUVPINK222
05-15-2006, 07:37 PM
I used to hate these too but now that I&#39;ve been doing them for awhile and have gotten a bit stronger I like them. Maybe your weight is too heavy and that&#39;s why you hate them so much?