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mickyjune26
06-20-2007, 12:43 PM
I'm 6'7". Should I deadlift differently because of my longer arms/legs?

Adam
06-20-2007, 12:56 PM
Nope.
Do a search on google for Gary Hiesey(sp?)
He was 6'7 I believe, held the world record deadlift for many years at 925 lbs.

betastas
06-20-2007, 02:08 PM
The only way I would think you'd want to deadlift differently would be due to your limb proportions. That wouldn't be affected by your height though, so try out conventional and sumo. I train both ways right now but lift sumo in competition (or would, if I wasn't laid up again).

mickyjune26
06-20-2007, 02:41 PM
I've been trying wide, which isn't really wide for my legs. I need a longer bar!
So far, going wider with my legs makes my right hip flexor a little sore and tight. Going conventional doesn't and feels more natural, since that is what I've been doing.

I'll just toy around with different setups and be sure to not hurt myself.

BFGUITAR
06-20-2007, 06:35 PM
At 6'7 the bar must seem pretty freakin low to the ground. The initial pull is where all the problems I think. Have you noticed that?

And btw why are tricep kick backs bolded with deads squats and bench? :P

levronefan
06-20-2007, 06:46 PM
And btw why are tricep kick backs bolded with deads squats and bench? :P

its one of the essential movements, your not going to obtain a complete physique without it, nor will you get very strong if you leave that basic out of your regimine. I think its one of the most underated movements in lifting.. but thats just me

peacefrog
06-21-2007, 06:23 AM
Hoho

Guido
06-21-2007, 07:45 AM
Actually, it's "Ho ho ho...Green Giant!"

Get it right.

;)

deeder
06-21-2007, 08:10 AM
its one of the essential movements, your not going to obtain a complete physique without it, nor will you get very strong if you leave that basic out of your regimine. I think its one of the most underated movements in lifting.. but thats just me

Somewhere in the world... A young child just died because you posted this.

-Superman-
06-21-2007, 09:43 AM
Somewhere in the world... A young child just died because you posted this.

Agreed. :D

mickyjune26
06-21-2007, 09:50 AM
this thread has taken quite a turn. lol

I'm going for a new PR in my kickbacks tomorrow. What is the best way to carb load for my new kickback PR?

CarlP
06-21-2007, 11:22 AM
this thread has taken quite a turn. lol

I'm going for a new PR in my kickbacks tomorrow. What is the best way to carb load for my new kickback PR?

Forget the carb loading, you just need some new nitric oxide for the pump. :thumbup:

betastas
06-21-2007, 12:32 PM
Somewhere in the world... A young child just died because you posted this.

I hope he died from massive triceps built by kickbacks.

amw308
06-22-2007, 05:36 AM
Here is a video posted on Crossfit about pulling angles by Mark Rippetoe. It relates more to body proportions than overall height, but you might find it useful.
http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_RipDLStartingAngles.wmv

whiteman90909
06-23-2007, 03:08 PM
Forget the carb loading, you just need some new nitric oxide for the pump. :thumbup:

Use teh NOxplode!!11!one!11!

Sleepy Guy
06-24-2007, 10:35 AM
Kickbacks eh. What are those? When the boss gives you cash for landing him a big contract?

mickyjune26
06-24-2007, 05:36 PM
that was a cool video. it was interesting to see the angle of the legs for the tall torso person vs the shorter torso person.