Back Blasting Super-Sets: Rows+Deadlifts

Top Secret Fitness Tip #685 - A Back Blasting Superset - Bent-Over Rows to Deadlifts

By Nick Nilsson

Many Training Techniques out there this one is a staple if you are looking for some intensity in your workout routine.

Harness the power of the superset to
send your back training to the next level.

The power of supersets is undeniable. Supersets (doing 2 exercises one after another with no rest in between) are very effective for building strength and muscle mass.

The following is a superset for your back that will pile on muscle like no other. One word of warning: you should be comfortable doing both of these muscle building exercises separately before attempting them together in a superset. There will be a link to exercise performance tips and the end of this article.

The first fitness exercise is the barbell bent-over row. You can use either an overhand, wide grip or an underhand, close reverse grip. Both grips are effective but work different areas of the back muscles.
Franco Columbu shows how T-Bar Rows are done

Select a weight that will cause you to reach failure in the 6 to 8 rep range. Do a hard set of bent-over rows then immediately after setting the weight down, move into the second exercise: deadlifts.

You will use the exact same weight for deadlifts, however, you may wish to change your grip to a mixed grip (one overhand, one underhand) so that you can hold onto the bar better.

Do reps of the deadlift until either your grip fails or until a rep before your back fails (don't do deadlifts to absolute failure - always keep the do-or-die rep in you).

After you get done with the deadlifts, your lats should be extremely pumped up.

There are several reasons why this superset is so effective:

1. It uses two of the best mass-building movements for your huge back muscles (and body!).

2. The bent-over row uses the lats to actually move the weight while the deadlift uses the lats to help support the weight. Since the lats are already fatigued from the rowing, they will be forced to work far harder when you do the deadlifts. In a nutshell, the rest of your body will help push your lats harder!

3. The weight you use for bent-over rows should be relatively easy for you on the deadlift. This allows you to do even more reps with the deadlift.

4. It is very easy and convenient to go from the bent-over row to the deadlift. All you need to do is change your grip (if even that! You may choose to use the same grip.).
Deadlifts Franco Columbu Style

Give this superset a try in your next back workout. The results will speak for themselves!

for more exercise and performance tips on rows go here

For tips on exercise performance for the deadlift, go to:

for deadlift tips go here

And if you like this exercise combination, be sure to check out "The Best Back Exercises You've Never Heard Of"...a collection of 145 of the most unique back exercises you've never seen before!
Franco Columbu 2 time Mr Olympia, Arnolds training partner, demonstrates his massively developed  back muscles

If you're stuck in a plateau, can't feel your back muscles working when you train it, don't know what exercise program you need to do to get results you want in your back training, or if you're just plain bored in the gym, this is information you NEED.

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Nick Nilsson has a degree in Physical Education and Psychology and has been innovating new weight training techniques for more than 18 years. Nick is the author of a number of bodybuilding books including "Muscle Explosion! 28 Days To Maximum Mass", "Metabolic Surge - Rapid Fat Loss," "The Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of," "Gluteus to the Maximus - Build a Bigger Butt NOW!" and "The Best Abdominal Exercises You've Never Heard Of", all designed to maximize the results you get for the hard work you put into your training.

Wishing you all the best in your fitness quest, apply this knowledge and take massive action for best results.

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