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2011/04/01 13:29:10 (permalink)
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Romanian deadlift and straight leg deadlift.....

I do straight leg deadlifts in my routine...and recently had a go at doing a romanian dealift....for fun...but it got me thinking (whoooah! strange concept...lol)..but...apart from the obvious differences, straight legs and bent legs etc..what different bits of the body does it work?  it seemed that they both worked glutes, legs, back...so is it just personal preference as to what you want to do?..or...do the straight leg ones work more the hamstrings and the romanian the glutes..
 
Sorry if that is a pants question...I was just wondering overall which one is the best one...I quite liked doing both...
 
Thank you and hope that wasn't too muddly to work out...
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    Re:Romanian deadlift and straight leg deadlift..... 2011/04/01 13:37:23 (permalink)
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    http://www.bodyrecomposit...ining/rdl-vs-sldl.html
     
    I found this article useful when I was wondering the same thing.
     
    Also bit of a discussion about it in this thread:
     
    http://www.muscletalk.co...amstrings-m4382540.aspx
    post edited by EnfantTerrible - 2011/04/01 13:38:26
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    Re:Romanian deadlift and straight leg deadlift..... 2011/04/01 13:38:34 (permalink)
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    Very similar movements and almost the sam stress on the relevant muscle groups. The more your knee will be some quad involvment there will be.
     
    Many define a RDL in part by the fact it will not touch the floor. This is fine alough in actual terms I don't think it makes too much difference. Importanly use the ROM you can do with good tech and control of the back.
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    Re:Romanian deadlift and straight leg deadlift..... 2011/04/01 13:54:24 (permalink)
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    Thank you so much for your replies..and I will also look at the links too, later when I have more time....I quite liked the romanian one...one of the powerlifters at the gym watched over me and told me how to do it right so I did use good form...and I would like to do more...and lift heavier than I did...I think I can...anyway......
     
    Thanks for taking the time to reply, I appreciate it.....
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    Re:Romanian deadlift and straight leg deadlift..... 2011/04/01 20:04:18 (permalink)
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    RDL's involve more hip extension in the positive/upward part of the movement, IMO involving the glutes more than a straight leg DL.
     
    I'm not so keen on SLDL's as per the above link from Enfant as it's loading spinal flexion (bending at the back not the hips), but I know Iain prefers them, horses for courses really, all what you get on best with.
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    Re:Romanian deadlift and straight leg deadlift..... 2011/04/01 20:55:52 (permalink)
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    Ak_88

    RDL's involve more hip extension in the positive/upward part of the movement, IMO involving the glutes more than a straight leg DL.

    I'm not so keen on SLDL's as per the above link from Enfant as it's loading spinal flexion (bending at the back not the hips), but I know Iain prefers them, horses for courses really, all what you get on best with.


    I bend at the hips and have loose knees. There is slight spinal flexion though, maintained throughout the lift.
     

     
    SLDL are fine as long as it is a hip movement :)
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    Re:Romanian deadlift and straight leg deadlift..... 2011/04/01 22:14:02 (permalink)
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    Is this how you have always performed them Iaink?

    "If you cant explain it simply, you dont understand it well enough" Albert Einstein
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    Re:Romanian deadlift and straight leg deadlift..... 2011/04/01 22:18:21 (permalink)
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    A lot of people consider SLDL as typical spinal flexion, but it should be a bit more like Iain does them - as the name says, a deadlift with straight (ish) legs. Just places more emphasis on hamstrings.
    Shouldnt even really consider the lifting with a bent back version. Again, arguable how much flexion is acceptable.
     
    RDLs work posterior chain and legs a bit more (knee angle, hip extension...). But depending on how you do them, someone could argue either way.
    post edited by fun meter - 2011/04/01 22:31:12
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    Re:Romanian deadlift and straight leg deadlift..... 2011/04/01 22:21:38 (permalink)
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    I actually felt more comfortable doing the romanian lift...and I certainly felt it the next day....phewwww....couldn't sit proper for a while...lol....
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    Re:Romanian deadlift and straight leg deadlift..... 2011/04/01 22:38:35 (permalink)
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    RDL is a great exercise to teach the scoop/DKB.
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    Re:Romanian deadlift and straight leg deadlift..... 2011/04/01 23:03:35 (permalink)
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    In english Thumper?
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    Re:Romanian deadlift and straight leg deadlift..... 2011/04/02 13:56:27 (permalink)
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    Sorry, double knee bend! If you like that sort of thing.
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    Re:Romanian deadlift and straight leg deadlift..... 2011/04/02 16:47:44 (permalink)
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    Rachfit

    Is this how you have always performed them Iaink?
     

     Pretty much. Allways done them of the floor. Currently I don't have strictly sraight legs. I used to.
     
    I used to do more RDL's but they tend to tweak my lower back.
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    Re:Romanian deadlift and straight leg deadlift..... 2011/04/03 21:45:36 (permalink)
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    iaink

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    Is this how you have always performed them Iaink?
     

    Pretty much. Allways done them of the floor. Currently I don't have strictly sraight legs. I used to.

    I used to do more RDL's but they tend to tweak my lower back.

    You're technique would demonstrate the idea of thoracolumbar facia being an hydraulic amplifyer perfectly!

    "If you cant explain it simply, you dont understand it well enough" Albert Einstein
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