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Thread: Question re: WBB2 and Pulldowns / Deadlifts

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    Question re: WBB2 and Pulldowns / Deadlifts

    Hi All,

    Today's my first day on WBB2 and I've got a question about the routine:

    Day 1: Chest and Back

    Wide Grip Pull Downs or Deadlifts 2x9-11
    *OR* ?

    I hate deadlifts, so I'd love to just do the pulldowns, but they don't even work the same muscle groups, do they?

    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...BDeadlift.html
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...tPulldown.html

    Front and Rear Pulldowns do the same thing it seems, neither of which operate the same muscles deadlifts do. How can they be interchanged?


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    Bike/Weight Lifting Junkie
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    Dude, don't cripple yourself. Do deadlifts. They are one of the best exercises out there.
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    You'd be best off learning how to LOVE deadlifts. They're a very important key to strength in the weight room.

    Don't take the easy way out.

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    Watchya talkn bout willis
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    Once you start doing them and add weight to the bar you start feeling like a beast after your done with them.
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    Yea...I gotta agree here. I can't imagine not doing deadlifts.

    I was confused about wbb2 here too...that's one of the reasons I didn't follow it too closely. One of the exercises does lats, the other does the entire back.
    Last edited by ScroogeSF; 02-26-2008 at 01:14 PM.

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    That's fine, I'll stick with the deads.

    But that doesn't address the original question - why does this routine suggest they're interchangeable if they work different muscle groups?

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