I'm doing Bend Over Barbell Rows with an underhand grip in my routine since like 2-3 weeks. My wrist position always feels a little weird with the straight Barbell, no matter how wide or narrow I place my hands, so I thought about using one of these wavy Curl-Bar for my Rowing. Is there any significant drawback when doing that instead of using the straight Barbell?
I'll try to answer the question myself after trying it out at the gym yesterday. I picked up one of those wavy Curl-Bars, so my wrists would not bend as much compared to using a straight bar. My elbows were pretty close to my body, just as they were when performing an underhand grip with the straight bar.
It's also worth mentioning, as I stated in a comment yesterday, that I used 10kg workload instead of 5kg, because the bar is way shorter and thus weighs less.
I'll continue to work out my Rows with this Curl-Bar since, to me, it felt way better for the wrists without any significant drawback in the muscle attacked by this exercise. But I guess there is some personal preference involved in this topic. If somebody else doesn't have problems with his wrists when performing rows with a straight bar, I guess it does not matter which bar one is using.