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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Stiff Legged Deadlift help

    I have just recently added these to my leg day and I find they hit my hamstrings real good. I've been reading some articles on Dr. Squat's website and he describes SLDL as being a dangerous exercise if not done properly and he adds that you shouldn't go deeper than 2 inches below your knees.

    "You must NOT go more than an inch or two below your knees. By the time you reach your (slightly unlocked) knees, your hip joints have fully flexed, and any further lowering of the bar is accomplished ONLY through eccentric hyperflexion of your spine -- a NO-NO!"

    Here is the article itself:
    http://www.drsquat.com/index.cfm?act...e&articleID=23

    How low do you guys go? Because I usually go deeper than that.

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    i usually go to mid shin level, and i can manage to do this with out my back rounding. this is on account of good flexibility and lots of stretching on my part. most people cant go more than a few inches below there shins without there backs rounding.

    ive read it before and hes actually right i see so many people trying to make the bar touch their toes and having there backs round severly which looks painful and can hurt.

    but i have really flexible hammies so i can go fairly low without my back rounding.
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    I touch the instep of my foot with 250 pounds for reps,knees totally locked.They never hurt my back before.I`ve tried them to mid-shin with good results also.You just have to have flexible hams.

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    What foot stance do you guys use?

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    i have my feet positionned right inside my shoulders with my toes pointing a bit inward.

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    Feet close together, back locked tight. And I touch my toes with the bar.

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    I do both a wide and a close stance to try to hit the hams a little differently.Try it out ,it works great.

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    I thinkn Dr Squat has some good rules to follow in that article. Just be aware that differnt things work for different people.

    I use an athletic stance, back straight - i do make sure that my back doesnt round, bar to mid shin.

    Off topic - nice forum Tim
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    Thanks a lot Eric! I appreciate it.

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    Yes, TJ does have a nice site and is a very knowledgeable guy. I am glad you take the time to post here Tim.


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    I have a question: isn't *some* rounding of the back recommended when targeting the spinal erectors? I've seen both regular and "straight-back" SLDLs advocated before.

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    SLDL's aren't supposed to target the spinal erectors. They target the hammies.

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