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Seated Row or Bor for back development. Thoughts?
« on: January 30, 2016, 05:30:58 PM »
I like both of these bad boys but get a touch more trap feel with BOR.
Whatcha think guys? I'm getting old and lazy, don't want to do both.

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Re: Seated Row or Bor for back development. Thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 05:35:40 PM »
All I ever got from BORs was injuries so I stopped doing them years ago.

Seated rows and Hammer Strength rows 4ever.

ANd my back is fukken hyooge.

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Re: Seated Row or Bor for back development. Thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2016, 05:45:50 PM »
All I ever got from BORs was injuries so I stopped doing them years ago.

Seated rows and Hammer Strength rows 4ever.

ANd my back is fukken hyooge.

Pronated or supinated? (can u even do supinated on HS? not sure).

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Re: Seated Row or Bor for back development. Thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 05:50:19 PM »
Pronated always.
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Re: Seated Row or Bor for back development. Thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 06:04:39 PM »
I have been lazy this past year (since my new gym has much more in the way of machines).   All I ever did was BOR.   This past year, I used a lot of machines that support the chest while you row.

A month ago I switched back to good old barbell rows.   It is my opinion that for overall back development and stimulation, BOR are FAR superior.  You have so many options you can control.  Back angle, even slight cheating...etc.   Muscle recruitment is far higher.  I dont think you will go backwards using machines, but you are losing out on many of the stabilizer muscles that come into play with a BOR.   They are now back to the main exercise I build my back around where they belong.   Hammer rows are relegated back to "icing on the cake"

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Re: Seated Row or Bor for back development. Thoughts?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2016, 08:42:15 PM »
All I ever got from BORs was injuries so I stopped doing them years ago.


I have such short arms that the ROM for me is silly. I like heavy cable rows and lots of working one side at a time.
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Re: Seated Row or Bor for back development. Thoughts?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2016, 08:58:15 PM »
Never been a fan of BOR's.  I prefer yates rows, hammer type rows and single arm landmine rows.
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