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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    God's Gift To Women Timastyle's Avatar
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    Deadlift form

    I am not so sure I have the correct form on deadlifts. It just feels as though I am bending my knees too much on the way down. I have a shoulder width stance with my hands on the outside of them.

    Am I supposed to fully lock out my knees before I straighten my back?

    Should I be feeling it in my legs more than my back?

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    Are you trying to do conventional, or stiff-legged deadlifts?
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    Conventional.
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    I have a problem with deadlift too. Almost hurt my back today

    Going up what should start moving first legs or back? and on the way down too.
    Anybody can explain the movement through the exercise? when i go down i am hitting my knees with the bar...

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    looks like http://www.theministryoffitness.com/...s/deadlift.htm provides cood explanation.
    do the bar has to touch the ground between repetitions?

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    It seems to me that I should straighten my legs first, then with my back. and on the way down, first my back, then my knees. Does this sound right?
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    Originally posted by slava
    do the bar has to touch the ground between repetitions?
    Good link. I personally ALWAYS set the weight on the ground between each rep. Each rep basically becomes it's own set, with only about 2 seconds rest between reps (I do sets of 5). I do this to ensure that I am set up correctly for each rep. To ansewr your question though, no you do not HAVE to put the bar on the ground between reps.
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    Originally posted by Timastyle
    It seems to me that I should straighten my legs first, then with my back. and on the way down, first my back, then my knees. Does this sound right?
    I do both at the same time. It ends up that the bar glides down my quads, which is fine for me, because it helps keep my form.

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    But like slava said, my knees hit the barbell. What could this be an idication of? (besides bad form). Specifically, what's wrong?
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    Originally posted by Timastyle
    But like slava said, my knees hit the barbell. What could this be an idication of? (besides bad form). Specifically, what's wrong?
    They hit it on the way up or the way down? Assuming it's on the way up, start with the bar out a little farther from your shins.

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    Its supposed to hit your shins and in some cases knees. I know there's rarely a DL day for me where I don't end up leaving a hunk of skin and hair in the bar's knurling.
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    I have no problem going up, it all happens naturally , but on the way down i am not bending enough back or knees bends faster then they surpose too and bar ended up hitting knees. It most uncomfortable with havier weights. I was doing last rep(last set) today and bend back more to to allow more distance between bar and the knees and pull the back muscle a little bit. (moron, heard many time to keep the back straight). I guess i have to go back to smaller weights and work on the form more and slow down on the negative side( i am tend to go down fast on the deadlifts, G force pulling me ).

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    mine is on the way down. I hit the top of my knees. I am not doing heavy weights right now, but I could seriously injure myself if they actually are heavy weights.
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    Yea, your shins/knees definetly take a beating on deadlift days. My socks are almost always red with blood after I DL. I've been thinking about duct taping my shins...
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    The link from Slava's post is prob as good an explination as you're gonna get. It's dead on, in my oppinion.

    It's funny how many people do deadlifts wrong. Actually it's not funny... it's sad... you can really hurt yourself.
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