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    ya_bolek is offline Member
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    Default one-handed barbell row?

    I haven't seen this exercise discussed much around here. It seems like it would be a good exercise to develop overall hand strength, grip, wrist stability as well as and the back, complimentary to pull-ups. I noticed I can pull relatively large weights with it, more than twice a dumbell curl... Thoughts?
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    Seems like a fun thing to try once or twice. Not something I'd consider worth my while as part of a regular routine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatman View Post
    Seems like a fun thing to try once or twice. Not something I'd consider worth my while as part of a regular routine.
    Ok, I hear you. Care to share why?

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    I don't see it as much more as a gimmick, if you are into heavy one hand rows, pick up a big ass dumbell and max out for two or three setts - that will kill your grip(in a positive way) - check out Croc Rows, that's the basic template.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AriSuper View Post
    I don't see it as much more as a gimmick, if you are into heavy one hand rows, pick up a big ass dumbell and max out for two or three setts - that will kill your grip(in a positive way) - check out Croc Rows, that's the basic template.
    I agree with you, but what if you don't have heavy dumbells.

    It's hard to balance the bar with one hand but there are some other variations like the 1 arm T bar row.

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    I have been playing with it and like it. I use a fat grips on the center knurl of the bar to work the grip. As far as balancing the bar, it's not that hard as long as my index finger is outside of the center knurl. I train at home so this was the alternative to heavy 1 arm rows vs buying additional dumbells or equipment.

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    You get a slightly different range of motion than that which you receive with the dumbell. Especially if you do one set straddling the bar and another with the bar to your side. Mixing it up with the bar and dumbell, assuming you have the equipment, could / should give you a slightly better overall effect than just sticking with one exercise.
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