06-24-2010, 14:10 #1
How do you fitness expert guys feel about the deadlift? Any tips? Do it? Avoid it?Bill De Franza
06-24-2010, 16:03 #2
Weird...same thing...different thread
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06-26-2010, 06:59 #3
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06-29-2010, 21:44 #4
Deadlifts make you strong and build overall mass and it works several muscle groups. It is foremost a lower-back exercise, but it can develop your whole back from the gluteus to the neck. It also does give more stimulus to certain groups of muscles like the hamstrings, quadriceps, trapezius, and the psoas.
When bending down to grasp the bar you should keep the following points in mind:
Keep hips low, shoulders high, arms and back straight. Squat down till your legs are slightly above parallel. Knees should point the same direction as the feet during the entire movement. Keep bar close to body around 2".
07-03-2010, 18:01 #5
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I like to look up at the ceiling as I deadlift. I keep my head in a normal position but raise my eyes to the ceiling, this helps me keep a good posture.
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10-31-2010, 22:59 #6
Excellent exercise. heres a link that sounds like an old kung fu flick. 7 deadly deadlift variations. the pitcure is nice when u first link up. RDL and stiff leg are my favorites, and how i mostly do my deads.
stiff variation with one leg - these ROCK!! for your stablizers
remember Quality is ALWAYS > than Quantity (reps and or weight) you will gradually get the reps and weight. Please TAKE YOUR TIME!!!
02-07-2012, 07:08 #7
Dead Lifts is there next squats as far a practicality is concerned, but good form is key. I personally love them. On one of my attempts, I lifted 300 lbs 1x5 and finished feeling refreshed. Mind you, I weigh 147 lbs and I'm only 5'6" tall. They key, as I mentioned before, is good form. Keeping you're spine in extension - is natural curve, not flexion which is the reverse. It helps to stick your butt up and your chest facing in front of you, not towards the ground. If you haven't yet, I recommend "Starting Strength" by Mark Rippetoe. He has a whole chapter dedicated to the dead lift with illustrations to aid you.