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Don't feel anything with Pendlay barbell rows. Should I switch to Yates rows?

The barbell row is a beast. It depends how you are executing them. Are you stretching the back when you let the barbell down? By that I mean you should use the full range of motion. I would recommend ...
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Don't feel anything with Pendlay barbell rows. Should I switch to Yates rows?

"Glenn Pendlay said, all Barbell Rows should be Pendlay Rows because it’s more effective." Upper-back: You must pull your shoulder-blades back at the top to get the bar to your chest. This ...
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Is it correct to shrug during barbell row?

You basically answered your own question in the question, but since no one else has chimed in, I'll throw in $.02. I would not advise that someone actively shrugs their shoulders during a traditional ...
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Barbell Row: Shoulders Internally Rotated

We need to talk about what shoulder rotation actually is, because none of the provided images are accurately representing it, and it isn't really even possible to achieve internal rotation during a ...
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Barbell Row: Shoulders Internally Rotated

Do you have very tight chest and lat muscles? These are the 2 main internal rotators of your shoulder. You can try stretching those while strengthening your external rotators. I’m guessing what the ...
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Landmine bar question!

Yes. You can do most things with a 5' landmine bar that you could do with a 7' landmine bar. The main difference between the two lengths is a 5' landmine bar arch will be smaller than the 7'. This ...
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How to stop wrist from curling during row?

Wear wrist wraps and/or grip the barbell harder. Gripping harder may resolve it, but it would not be unusual to be able to row enough weight that gripping harder doesn’t help. If you really want to ...
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How to stop heavy barbell row from turning into a romanian deadlift?

It's too heavy for a strict row if you have to hip hinge. If you find yourself using a hip hinge to help you get the weight up in a row, then it means you have too much weight on the bar. Your body is ...
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Neck swinging to barbell on eccentric of barbell row

If you want to correct neck position, the easiest way is to mark a fixed point on the ground before starting (so that your back and neck are in good alignment) and fix that point with your eyes while ...
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Chest supported back row - proper form and angle of bench

It really isn't likely to matter whether you touch the bench on each rep, assuming you're training similarly close to failure either way, although touching the bench does force you to use a consistent ...
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Very weak bent over row caused by lateral scapular winging?

I'd say, yes, certainly, broader muscle group exercise can be negatively impacted by weak stabilizers. I injured my shoulder reaching for a volleyball swing years ago, and assumed it was a rotator ...
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Any risk of injuries from barbell row wider than shoulder grip?

Wide grip barbell row is totally fine, if done with correct technique of course. Here are instructions on correct technique: https://www.muscleandfitness.com/exercise/workouts/back-exercises/pronated-...
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What additional exercises should I be doing to improve my weighted pullup and work towards the one arm pullup?

getting stronger in general will help improve your pull-ups depending on your current level of strength and how many pull-ups you can do right now. Human physiology works as such that normal human ...
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Difference between landmine row with rope versus v-handle

The difference between the attachments essentially comes down to three (3) factors: the degree of lateral versus horizontal extension/abduction, the range of motion possible, and the dominance of the ...
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Wrist Rotation when Bent Over Rowing with a Barbell

Potentially gripping too wide, however if this does not cause any pain or discomfort it is likely not going to affect your wrists (but best to sort it out now). It could just be potentially your form ...
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I can row more than I can squat. Am I doing something wrong?

Yes. It's possible to have big imbalances like this. Particularly as a beginner. There are a few reasons that can cause it. You're over compensating in some way on the stronger lift. In the case of ...
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Bend Over Barbell Row with Curl-Bar

Grip placement in any type of pulling exercise affects which muscles will be most activated. A breif overview of Grips : Supinated (palms up)- Biceps will have more activation Pronated (palms down) - ...
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Do pendlay rows require the same adjustments as bench presses to avoid shoulder impingement?

No, there is a fundamental difference between the Pendlay row and the bent-over barbell row. Neither of which, if you execute proper form, put your shoulders in a position to impinge. The Pendlay ...
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Bent over barbell row lower back pain

In case barbell rows are one of your main lifts for overall body strength reinforcing your weak links is always a good choice. When the barbell rows are seen as mere accessory lifts they are quite ...
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Dumbbell Bent-over Row, possible without bench?

I might be stating the obvious here, but a two dumbbell bent over row is safe as long as you don't drop the dumbbells on your feet! As long as you lift within your abilities, and use good technique ...
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