The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Proper technique for performing SLDL's?

    I started doing them recently and I find that I feel it more in my lower back then in my hamstrings. Is this normal? I do SLDL'S on a raised platform with my legs approximately shoulder with apart. What am I doing wrong?

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    Are you doing stiff leg or straight legs DL's?
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    Originally posted by Max-Mex
    Are you doing stiff leg or straight legs DL's?
    There's a difference?

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    I have my legs ever so slightly bent and I lean over until I feel my back needing to round. At that point, regardless how far I've gone, I bring the weight back up. Sometimes I'm super flexible and can touch the floor, some days that just isn't happening.

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    Yea, that'd be great. Flyersfan's Avatar
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    Here's Straight Leg, straight back:
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...gDeadlift.html

    And here's Straight Leg:
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...gDeadlift.html

    And here's Stiff Leg
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...gDeadlift.html

    There's not a huge difference... I personally do something in between the first two. I keep my legs & back as straight as possible and my head is up, but I can lower the weight almost to the ground. I stand on a platform which is ~4" tall.
    I really feel it in my lower back. When I approach my last rep on my heaviest set, it takes all I have to stand up straight. I also focus on 'feeling it' in my back during the exercise. And while I don't completely exhaust my hamstrings, they are definitely getting work. When I perform my post-routine stretches, I always have much greater flexibility in my legs because the hammys were engaged.
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    i feel SLDLs WAAAAY more in my hamstrings than my lower back...

    i lower the bar to the tops of my shoelaces

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    Yea, that'd be great. Flyersfan's Avatar
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    I think I feel it more in my back because I have really good legs compared to my upper body. I have a fairly weak back (and chest and arms ) in comparison, so maybe the exercise is more taxing on the back until it catches up.
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    Thanks for the replies guys. I think my problem could be rounding my back. I'll try keeping my back straight throughout the movement next time and see how it goes.

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    i rep 315 lbs on SLDL (which isn't that much in the scheme of things, i know), so i dont think that my legs are too weak, i just feel 'em there a lot more...

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    I find going slower on the negative during SLDLs kills the hamstrings.
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    I was feeling them in my back for a bit, but I started going REAL slow.. slowing it down alot.. and all of a sudden my legs were shaking.

    See if it works!
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    i'm fed up with SLDL now. I do them with my back straight and legs straight. I used to do them with a slight bend in my knees and didn't feel anything in my hammies, that's why i switched to straight legs.

    I've cut SLDL out of my routine coz I feel it so much more in my lower back than in the hammies, and I'm doing HST, so squatting and SLDL, or DL and SLDL in one workout, 3 times a week, is a bit much for my back to handle.
    I've now switched to leg curls for the hammies.

    FlyersFan...I think you could be right about feeling it more in the back coz it's weak relative to the legs. That's how i feel about my back too.
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