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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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Stiff Legged Deadlifts Or Deadlifts?

    The former is good for the hamstrings and lower back, right? And the latter is just a squat with the bar at hip level? I tried doing regular deadlifts, and felt that this exercise is useless. Does anyone know the difference?

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    I like doing deadlits. I don't think there useless. I suppose it depends on your goals. I like moving alot of weight. I find sldl a little harder on the back, for that reason I haven't been doing them lately

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    I tried doing regular deadlifts, and felt that this exercise is useless. Does anyone know the difference?
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    Go read through this thread:
    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...ight=deadlifts

    It talks quite a bit about the benefits of conventional deadlifts. They are good for you.
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    Re: Stiff Legged Deadlifts Or Deadlifts?

    Originally posted by MeLiftWeight
    And the latter is just a squat with the bar at hip level?
    ?

    you start on the ground at both exercises, but the first puts more emphasis on the legs, and regular deadlifts kill your lower back (pun intended)

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    My guess is that you didn't take the deadlifts to failure or near-failure. I don't know what your lifting experience is, but I see most people not lifting nearly what they are capable of on deadlifts. I can just about guarantee you that if you go as heavy as you can on deadlifts, you will really feel it in your lower back the next day.
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    Originally posted by ryan1117
    My guess is that you didn't take the deadlifts to failure or near-failure.
    Hopefully.

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    A huge difference in the lifts is (or should be) that you're starting from a rest on the ground in a dead and from the top in a squat. Although this sounds obvious, the point is that you're using your legs quite differently -- you have tension and momentum all the way through the squat but you're starting without any load in the dead.

    I've actually gotten too strong doing deadlifts (back day) and stiff-legged deadlifts (leg day). Okay, not really, but my lower back is now way stronger than the rest of my body during compound lifts. I need to squat more to work on the bottom half of the dead.

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    Originally posted by MixmasterNash
    I've actually gotten too strong doing deadlifts (back day) and stiff-legged deadlifts (leg day). Okay, not really, but my lower back is now way stronger than the rest of my body during compound lifts. I need to squat more to work on the bottom half of the dead.
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    Yah, confusing. I was delirious from squating so much. I meant that on heavy deadlifts, I don't get much lift from my quads and end up lifting by doing all of the pulling with my lower back. My heavy deadlifts end up like SLDLs. Definately need to work on form.

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    I don't think its real unusual for deadlifts to end up like sldl. Depends on the way your built.

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    my dl ends up being a wierd sldl also i think i need to work hard on my form for better results
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