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    Deadlifts?? for legs or back??

    I just started incorporating deadlifts into my routine. Now on back day my routine says to do Deadlifts, and on leg day it ways to do Stiff legged Deadlifts. I feel that deadlifts work my legs more then my back, and stiff legged deadlifts my back more then my legs. But either way I always thought deadlifts were for the back, but it nails my legs too. Any comments?

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    Deadlifts work my bis, forearms, traps, toes, and everything else.

    Whatever you feel it hits harder, put it that day. If you're going to do BOTH BLDL and SLDL, make certain that you drive with your hips and legs, not pull up with your back (on the BLDL) else you're doing double-duty.

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    deadlifts are quality, especially for legs, mine have exploded since using them.
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    What kind of deadlifts are you guys doing and where in your legs are you feeling them??


    SLDL- lots of hams and low back, glutes
    Conventional- lots of low back, glutes, hams
    Sumo- lots of hips, some glutes, low back and hams


    If you are squatting the weight up and using lots of quads, you are not deadlifting the best you can be.
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    I feel them in my low back and a bit in the hamstrings.
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    ditto to LATMAN...

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    Originally posted by LATMAN
    What kind of deadlifts are you guys doing and where in your legs are you feeling them??


    SLDL- lots of hams and low back, glutes
    Conventional- lots of low back, glutes, hams
    Sumo- lots of hips, some glutes, low back and hams


    If you are squatting the weight up and using lots of quads, you are not deadlifting the best you can be.
    just to add. the lenght of your arms compared to legs will alter the ratios a slight bit as well.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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