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Deadlift and SLDL

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2006/07/12 14:25:36 (permalink)

Deadlift and SLDL

Does anyone have a picture or video that shows the difference between the two.

I always seem to fail on the SLDL coz i end up bending my knees too much. Is this supposed to happen if someone is very tall?
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    RE: Deadlift and SLDL 2006/07/12 14:51:28 (permalink)
    Deadlift

    Stiff Leg DeadLift

    Lighten the wieght on the SLDL and try to 'feel' it more using perfect form, doesnt take alot of weight to stimulate the hamstrings with this movement. (imo)I think you should still keep your back stright, chest out, looking forward as with the normal deadlift, this may reduce your range of motion a little.
    post edited by Cheshire Cat - 2006/07/12 14:54:53
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    RE: Deadlift and SLDL 2006/07/12 15:03:58 (permalink)
    I wouldn't agree with the vid of the SLDL, I think a slight knee bend will help avoid rounding the lower back.
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    RE: Deadlift and SLDL 2006/07/12 15:18:24 (permalink)
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/exercises.htm

    I use Bodybuilding.com for excercise demonstrations and ideas. I have to bend my legs slightly on the SLDL but always assumed that's because I have tight hamstrings. Most important thing IMO is keeping your back straight.

    Is there room in a routine for both forms of dead lifts? I do stiffy's at the moment for my hamstrings. Should I be doing normal DL's as well?
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    RE: Deadlift and SLDL 2006/07/12 17:08:13 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: ink

    I wouldn't agree with the vid of the SLDL, I think a slight knee bend will help avoid rounding the lower back.


    Agreed, they call it stright leg deadlift not stiff leg deadlift also There is a difference however between having a slight bend in your knees to aviod injury and bending your knees through the movement to help get the weight up
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    RE: Deadlift and SLDL 2006/07/12 18:02:49 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Ronin316
    Is there room in a routine for both forms of dead lifts? I do stiffy's at the moment for my hamstrings. Should I be doing normal DL's as well?


    Yes, definitely, they are a great mass builder, one of the best exercises you can do if done with correct form. People doing a split routine will do ordinary deadlifts on back day and SLDLs on leg day (I'm assuming you do a split routine, apologies if not).
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    RE: Deadlift and SLDL 2006/07/12 20:34:32 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Raskolnikov


    ORIGINAL: Ronin316
    Is there room in a routine for both forms of dead lifts? I do stiffy's at the moment for my hamstrings. Should I be doing normal DL's as well?


    Yes, definitely, they are a great mass builder, one of the best exercises you can do if done with correct form. People doing a split routine will do ordinary deadlifts on back day and SLDLs on leg day (I'm assuming you do a split routine, apologies if not).


    I am doing a split and have been wanting to add DL's to my back routine, just didn't want it to be redundant. Cheers for that, can now proceed with confidence!!
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    RE: Deadlift and SLDL 2006/07/12 23:20:28 (permalink)
    http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html
    videos arent the best, but the directions are nice.
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    RE: Deadlift and SLDL 2006/07/13 15:23:36 (permalink)
    So basicly as long as the back is straight and only a slight bend on the knee is involved i should be ok..
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    RE: Deadlift and SLDL 2006/07/13 15:49:18 (permalink)
    Pull your shoulders back, pinching your shoulders blades together concentrate on maintaining the arch in yor back. Lower th bar keeping it very close to the knees and shins whilst simultaneously sticking your ass out (pretend your pushing somthing away with your ass). Lower the bar until you feel a stretch in your hams, don't overdo this bit. Flexibilty will increase with experience.
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    RE: Deadlift and SLDL 2006/07/14 19:25:14 (permalink)
    I've just done my 1st SLDL today, good little excercise.

    If I had any doubt where the hamstrings where I dont anymore lol
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