I tried the search function, but I trust the opinions of you guys more than the people in the exercises and workout routines section.
I am currently doing Stronglifts (yes, the ripoff of Starting Strength) and the program calls for Pendlay rows.
I was doing great at first, but as the weights are getting heavier, I am noticing that my lower back feels some strain in it with each rep. Nothing bad, not pain per se, but just a little straining. I do not feel any pain or discomfort after lifting or the next day or anything like that.
1. If standard 45-degree bent over barbell rows would be a good alternative
2. If they are easier on the lower back (I would think yes)
3. How they compare for building mass - my #1 goal - my only goal.
4. Does the Pendlay row work any muscle in particular that would not be worked through a regular barbell row? I know some people say the Pendlay row hits the traps a bit more, but if I could do one or the other for building overall back mass, which do you personally recommend?
I know opinions will vary but I'm curious to see your opinions and experiences.
Thanks for all opinions!
Thread: Pendlay rows vs. barbell rows