Type: Posts; User: DJAuto
Absolutely nothing. I haven't down BB rows in over half a decade.
I've never heard of it. Sounds ineffective.
I've used it in the past as a finishing movement only. Don't currently do pullovers. I've never placed much emphasis on it.
Even doing them with DB's would be a better alternative. Upright rows on a smith machine are terrible IMO.
Otherwise, front raises is somewhat similar.
If your nutrition and sleep patterns are healthy, BW work won't be too much of an issue. However, this approach isn't a bad thing:
If you're hitting them directly without results, definitely try backing off and increasing the indirect work. I've found successful progress with arms via high push/pull volume.
Making my obligatory one post in the new rant...
I've always done in front. Back impinges my shoulders.
Do you clearly see the signs of pelvic tilt? Otherwise, it's probably just the effect of weight gain...
I've always preferred DB work and have prioritized it in all of my routines. Yet - you're going to see the best progress with a variety of movements that mix both DB and BB work. Start doing the...
I prefer face pulls. Read delt flys can aggravate shoulder issues such as RC for some. Although, if you do plenty of horizontal pull volume on back day, you might want to do the rear delt flys for...
The biceps/triceps are targeted during other upper body work, but you probably need to increase the volume after a year of that.
Front/side raises; incline presses can also help.
It takes a couple weeks...and a few more to get the mental confidence back to work with heavy weights again. Just start doing light bodyweight work after about 1.5-2 weeks.
Once you start looking oddly unbalanced the mentality will fix itself.
Seriously. Partial blame on ourselves, partial blame on Aqua_Beowulf. ;-)
Twice a week - Around 12 sets total ranging from 15 to 6 repetitions. Both light and heavy. My calves are a complete pain to develop.
Rant on the third page?!?! This would have NEVER happened in 2005.
I use them to warmup as well for sets of at minimum 10-12. I do use the hammer strength plate-loaded unilateral extension machine later in the routine for sets of 8-12, but never too heavy.
Take a few days off and ice the area. It's most likely a slight strain or sprain.