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    Question Trap Bar Row?

    Anyone do these?

    Tried them for the first time today as I heard it's a great lower-back friendly row variation but the range of motion felt awkward, like I was hitting my body unless I pulled at a specific angle. Got a hell of a pump though.

    Are they worth doing?
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    Sure, if like you said you find a good ROM that works for you. You can adjust that by adjusting your knee and back bend in addition to how you move your arms.

    I wouldn’t do it as your main go to row movement though.
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    Never tried it but I like the barbell and wouldn't see a reason to deviate outside of working around an injury. If you want a neutral grip and closer angle I don't see why you wouldn't simply use dumbbells.
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    Being worth it would be up to the individual.
    I don't see anything wrong with doing them as long as you feel where your trying to target but like EliKoehn suggests dumbbells are probably a better option if you have them available.
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    I like it better than BB rows because the range of motion is better (can really get the arms behind the body) but unless you get the angle right you’ll hit yourself as you already found out. Probably better to stick with DBs if you aren’t too strong for the DBs in your gym that is.

    I will say this, I pulled a few sets of 10 with 225 before using the trap bar and damn the pump is indeed, insane.
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    I tried it and, like BeginnerGainz said, you can get your arms behind your body and I feels it better on the back. But it's a difficult movement and I don't have success with it every time, so I prefer barbell row and t-bar row.

    Also, I don't understand why neutral grip isn't more popular with compounds.

    swiss bar bench press
    swiss bar military press
    neutral grip rows and pullups

    I know it involves more triceps for the first two exercises, but it seems a little more natural and more comfortable for the shoulders.


    Originally Posted by EliKoehn View Post
    Never tried it but I like the barbell and wouldn't see a reason to deviate outside of working around an injury. If you want a neutral grip and closer angle I don't see why you wouldn't simply use dumbbells.
    Less stability with dumbells maybe?
    Could be better doing them on a bench, but I find it uncomfortable.
    A t-bar row with a wider neutral grip handle could also do the trick.
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    Originally Posted by jaxqen View Post
    Less stability with dumbells maybe?
    Could be better doing them on a bench, but I find it uncomfortable.
    A t-bar row with a wider neutral grip handle could also do the trick.
    Never tried this myself but you could also use both dumbbells at the same time for the sake of balance and pull them directly off the floor. Would be lower than a bar so maybe not as feasible...
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    Neutral grip stuff IS popular.
    Just Not so much on here as most posters are novice or in the general bodybuilding world as most are ignorant sadly.

    That being said.
    Trap bar rows suck if you have hamstring and don't stand up like a Yates row.

    A cambered swiss/fbb is a much better groove for rows. Especially when you do them chest on bench
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    So I've had another thought on this today while browsing for new bars for home

    I'll 100% reverse my opinion if we are talking about an open back trap bar. Much like the kabuki or eleiko.
    Which I'd condider actually purchasing one day

    But I stand by the 'regular trap bar' row is **** comment.
    I'm obviously biased as my leverages and huge hsmmies do not suit that daft crap

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    Originally Posted by MyEgoProblem View Post
    So I've had another thought on this today while browsing for new bars for home ������

    I'll 100% reverse my opinion if we are talking about an open back trap bar. Much like the kabuki or eleiko.
    Which I'd condider actually purchasing one day

    But I stand by the 'regular trap bar' row is **** comment.
    I'm obviously biased as my leverages and huge hsmmies do not suit that daft crap

    If I ever had a home gym it would have that trap bar and a transformer bar and that is it.

    Oh, and a fukk load of DBs.
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    Originally Posted by MyEgoProblem View Post
    So I've had another thought on this today while browsing for new bars for home ������

    I'll 100% reverse my opinion if we are talking about an open back trap bar. Much like the kabuki or eleiko.
    Which I'd condider actually purchasing one day

    But I stand by the 'regular trap bar' row is **** comment.
    I'm obviously biased as my leverages and huge hsmmies do not suit that daft crap

    Couldn't you wrap straps (not necessarily deadlifting straps, but some kind of strong belt) around the bar for a neutral grip?
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    Originally Posted by EliKoehn View Post
    Couldn't you wrap straps (not necessarily deadlifting straps, but some kind of strong belt) around the bar for a neutral grip?
    Or use my angled grip football bar...
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