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Clifford Gillmore
04-30-2006, 12:04 AM
Worth cycling in? Or am I better off DB snatches?

drew
04-30-2006, 01:56 AM
I never do them, but if you want to, give it a try. It might work. And if it doesn't, then you know it doesn't.

Clifford Gillmore
04-30-2006, 02:16 AM
Thats possibly the most sound chunk of advice ever. Ever.

Sensei
04-30-2006, 08:27 PM
Drew's advice is sound!

I have a friend who DLs 600 and cycles them into his training occasionally. I'm sure if you asked him, he wouldn't say they are an indispensible part of his DL training... They're fun for a change of pace, but I don't know if they are worth devoting a lot of time to.

Meat_Head
04-30-2006, 08:30 PM
Seems excellent for core and grip strength, I'm thinking about trying them sometime soon.

Guido
05-01-2006, 10:23 AM
I work them in sometimes. If you do them with a barbell and with the bar at your side, they can work the obliques in addition to the grip and back.

MixmasterNash
05-02-2006, 09:26 PM
I've done one handed front deads a few times, but they were uncomfortable with an useful load. I definately prefer DB snatches as unilateral posterior chain work, and windmills and suitcase deads as oblique exercises.

But it can't hurt to give them a try.

WillKuenzel
05-03-2006, 01:49 PM
I'd see them more as a grip and stabilizer exercise than anything. I wouldn't put them as a focus point but more of a supplemental exercise.

Clifford Gillmore
05-05-2006, 05:09 AM
I performed them as a T-Bar style exercise, my height avoiding any knocks to the assumed :), quite a differen't feeling. I felt it alot more in my forearms/grip, as I could easily lock out 3+1/2 plates.

MMN = Can you explain suitcase deads?

Sensei
05-05-2006, 06:11 AM
MMN = Can you explain suitcase deads?Weight at the side of your body and picking the bar/DB up like you would a suitcase.

Hockey66
05-06-2006, 02:30 PM
Weight at the side of your body and picking the bar/DB up like you would a suitcase.

When doing these would you have a DB/bar at each side and alternate each rep, or would you do a set of right, then a set of left?

Dinosaur
05-10-2006, 09:16 PM
You can use one or two, but it becomes a two-barbell deadlift instead.

Now go walk with them, it's much more fun :D