Hullo all... I've been lax on the forum lately, mostly because I gave myself 2 weeks of de-load to get out of the over-training I've been into (and had some cool results since), and also spent those two weeks catching up with a lot of work...
Here's the issue: today I was at the gym, working on my new routine (done by guidelines from Tony Gentilcore, 3xFBW/week), to which I added single dumbbell rows. It's not my favourite exercise, but TG's guidelines suggest having a row in every w/o, so I added them for diversity. One thing I DO like about it is that, being a single - arm exercise, it allows for better concentration on a single movement (eg, when I have to think about two arms moving in the right form, I don't think as much about EACH ONE of them). Another thing about this exercise, is that it mobilizes much LESS deltoid power than any other type of dumbbell row I did so far, allowing for bigger weight to be moved with, I guess, a lot more back involvement (bent over dumbbell rows usually "fail" at rear delts with me, although it's better with neutral grip).
As I'm working out, two trainers behind me start discussing, rather un-discreetly, how they see no point of that exercise as it's for "lopatica" - in my language, that means "scapula" - which is very small and it makes no sense to target it directly.
Firstly, none of this made sense to me because scapula happens to be a BONE, not a muscle, and you generally don't work out bones...? Or at least, I never heard of such a thing. The other confusing thing is that I read a lot of pros swear by this exercise, and read a lot of stuff such as
that list a LOT of back muscles that are being worked by this exercise.
So,m I'm curious - what's your take on the situation? Do you do sg db rows? Or do you think they're a waste of time?
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