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post #56821 of 57266
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

Is there anything I can do with a barbell for upper back besides t-bar/bent over rows or high pulls? I never get a good pump doing bent over rows and my lower back ends up fatiguing. Tried high pulls today and I don't have experience doing oly lifts so it felt like my traps and shoulders were getting worked more.

Deads, barbell row, rev grip bb row, inverted row, landmine/corner rows, snatches, cleans, 1 arm corner/landmine rows
post #56822 of 57266

Any recommended HIIT routines? I have access to treadmills, bikes, stairmasters, elipticals, rowing machines, no track.

post #56823 of 57266
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

snatches, cleans

a guy that cannot do a pull is highly unlikely to be able to snatch or clean. but i agree, these are the best for your upper back.
post #56824 of 57266
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post
 

Any recommended HIIT routines? I have access to treadmills, bikes, stairmasters, elipticals, rowing machines, no track.

 

STAHHHHPPP

post #56825 of 57266
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

Is there anything I can do with a barbell for upper back besides t-bar/bent over rows or high pulls? I never get a good pump doing bent over rows and my lower back ends up fatiguing. Tried high pulls today and I don't have experience doing oly lifts so it felt like my traps and shoulders were getting worked more.


Use machines.
post #56826 of 57266
I like lat pull downs with that neutral grip handle. Vertical plane = max range of motion. Neutral grip = no weird torques on your wrist. Machine = easier to control form. I do some cable rows for my mid traps but lat pull downs are my upper back bread and butter.
post #56827 of 57266

Occulta's got great advice but I agree with Hendrix if you want to get a pump or feel the muscle get fatigued nothing better than a good back machine where you can play around with grip with ease, there's a knockoff Nautilus pulldown which I like for lats but for the rest of the upper back I like the one handed pull down machines (not sure the name).

post #56828 of 57266
Weighted pull up circus clown checking in
post #56829 of 57266
Surprised no one mentioned band pull aparts or face pulls. Might not build mass like a heavy row variation, but its easier to control the form and get the correct muscles working. Good for the posture as well.
post #56830 of 57266
He asked for movements you can do with a barbell, that's why Insuggested what I did. I love low cable rows and "kayak" rows and chest supported rows but none of those help him if he's asking for what can be done with a barbell.
post #56831 of 57266
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

He asked for movements you can do with a barbell, that's why Insuggested what I did. I love low cable rows and "kayak" rows and chest supported rows but none of those help him if he's asking for what can be done with a barbell.

 

Oh, forgot about that.

I'm thinking if you are asking about movements with a barbell what you really mean is that you don't have access to machines/other equipment. A band you can easily bring everywhere.

post #56832 of 57266
Yeah it wasn't directed at you, I just didn't know why people were saying use machines and whatever else when Accordions question was specifically about using a barbell.
post #56833 of 57266
my bad.

Snatch grip pulls are great.

I prefer just doing dumbbell rows and machines though cos I'm lazy.
post #56834 of 57266
I need a caffeine tolerance break. I'm at the awkward point where I need 2 cups of coffee in the morning to get that zing but it makes me nervous and give me stomach aches. I'm going to buy decaf next time I go to the store.
post #56835 of 57266
Anyone here good at the bro science?

I like taking high dose, fast-release niacin as a cheap way to boost hdl and ciculatory health, but here's the thing: I am (unfortunately) chain-smoking again after a stint in Vegas, and won't be stopping again for a few weeks. Is it safe (or still reasonably pleasant) to indulge in both activities at once? Niacin is 'nicotinic acid', related structurally in some way to nicotine. I worry that indulging in a lot of both at once could spell trouble, but the internets is sparse with information.

Thanks, 'bros'...
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