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Seated Row using Stretch Reflex

Welcome back! Hope you enjoy Episode #2 about Stretch Reflex using the Seated Row.

Arnold doing T-Bar Row

Arnold using T-Bar Row and Stretch Reflex

Have you heard of “Newtons 2nd Law of Motion”? Its about Force creating Momentum.(Very Cool!)

Rent the movie “Pumping Iron”. In the movie there is an awesome example of Arnold doing bent-over T-Bar Rows using, of course, a lot of weight.  Arnold’s T-Bar Row is a really the best example I’ve ever seen. And is really cool to watch. Of course, I don’t recommend people start off with such an advanced exercise, however, the basic movement can be applied to any form of exercise, mild or advanced.

Arnold doing Seated Rows using Stretch Reflex

Arnold using Seated Row and Stretch Reflex

I’m really excited to share this part of my training that helped me during my Power-Lifting and Bodybuilding career. In the video I’m using a more moderate form of “Stretch Reflex” than Arnold was using. At 74, I have to go a little easier!

Here is another great article about Arnold and this row also: The Right Way To Do Rows, from Jason Ferruggia’s Renegade Strength & Conditioning website.  Thanks Jason.

Video: Climbing Lombard Street

Climbing Lombard Street, SAN FRANCISCO – May 2, 1983

Here is a video for you of my difficult climb up Lombard Street in San Francisco on my 45th birthday carrying just over 300 lbs. It took me a little over 6 months of training and several medical stress tests to make sure I was ready for the challenge.

This video is made possible by Channel 5 News, Evening Magazine with Richard Hart who teaches at Academy of Art, SF, filmed in 1983.

Lombard Street in San Francisco, California is famous for having a steep, one-block section that consists of eight tight hairpin turns. It is about 14 mile (400 m) long (approximately 575 feet) . Instituted in 1922, Lombard St. was created to reduce the hill’s natural 27% grade,which was too steep for most vehicles to climb. Walking straight up would also be a serious hazard to pedestrians, who are used to a more reasonable sixteen-degree incline.