This pic is from Cathe's STS Muscle & Recovery Body Parts Back


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In this pic Cathe is doing a Pendlay Row. A Pendlay row involves the same sequence and movements as a barbell row except with the Pendlay row, you place the barbell down on the floor at the end of the sequence rather than holding it above the floor, as with a standard barbell row. So, you pick up the bar from the ground when you do a Pendlay row.

Since you’re starting from the ground when you do a Pendlay row, it has certain advantages over a standard barbell row. Lifting the barbell from the ground requires you to generate more power than a standard barbell row does. So, doing this row variation helps you improve power performance in a way that a standard barbell row does not. Learn more about a Pendlay Row in our blog at

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