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I'm trying to find the Pendlay row on exrx.net. Is it the same as the barbell bent-over row?

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The only real difference is that the Pendlay row is a stricter version of the bent-over row. Important: the assumption is that you are not doing what's referred to a "Yate's Row" where you body is at an angle to the ground instead of parallel with it.

Main distinction:

Bar returns to the floor every rep. (lifting from a dead stop)

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Here's Glenn Pendlay explaining the difference between an unspecified "barbell row" and a stricter form barbell row or "Pendlay row":

Summary:

  • Torso must be parellel to the ground to call it a Pendlay row
  • The bar must return to the floor after every rep
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