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?

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    Wannabebig Member Podium Kreatin's Avatar
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    butt position in deadlift?

    i've been going back into (conventional) deads after 6 months after not doing them b/c of back injury, and i raelized that slightly diff form can make my lower back hurt. the problem occurs (pain) usually when i lower the weight, b/c i guess its hard to lower the weight w/o hitting my quads, since ii do the deads like a squat, and i start to slouch over so that it doesn't hit my quads. the way i do my deads is like a squat position, and on teh down position, the barbell is right next to my shins

    so... how do u guys perform ur deads? some ppl say do it like squats (quads parallel to floor on down position), but i have a hard time lowering the weight to the floor if i do it like this. do u guys hit the floor at the end of each rep? my gym doesn't have the rubber padded deads, which are slightly larger in diameter than the 45s, and it'll make a lot of noise if i hit the floor for each rep.

    the other way that i did deads was the sumo squat, where the legs are farther apart. in this case, the butt isn't as low (not like a squat). i did this w/o much pain, but i didn't think it worked my lats enough

    i dunno if this is common, but i think my problem isn't LIFTING the barbell, but its hard to LOWER the weight back to the floor! i can get heavy weight off the floor w/ good form doing the squat-like dead, but its hard to put it back w/o slouching over.

    btw, forgive me for askign this dumb q, cuz i haven't been online in this forum in a while, but: do u guys have any execution vids in these forums or the other wbb.com?
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    Butt position: DOWN.

    I've found this advice correct most flaws in my partner's deadlifting form. They know to keep their back straight an head up, but they don't pull appropriately unless they figure out what to do with their ass.

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    Wannabebig Member Podium Kreatin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    Butt position: DOWN.

    I've found this advice correct most flaws in my partner's deadlifting form. They know to keep their back straight an head up, but they don't pull appropriately unless they figure out what to do with their ass.
    ok, this is how i do it, so thats' good. but, how do u lower teh barbell so that it won't hit ur legs? its hard w/o sticking my butt outwards, then down
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    The most important drug is to train like a madman
    -really like a madman
    The people who accuse me are those who have never trained once in their life as I train every day of my life."

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    1988, 1992, 1996 Olympic gold medalist

    current stats (10/19/03): 20yrs, M, 5'4 @160lbs, ~11% body fat
    lifted since march 2000
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    Follow the same line down as you followed on the way up. The bar shouldn't move in any direction but up and down.

    Also, I always touch the weight to the ground for each rep. If it slams on the floor, it's not in control and if it's not in control, I stop.

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    Here's a good site that shows TONS of exercises for all the different muscles, and has a little video for each of the exercises too. Just choose a muscle on the right hand side of the page, and click the exercise and it'll show it. It's pretty cool.
    Last edited by mike107; 06-08-2004 at 04:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Podium Kreatin
    the other way that i did deads was the sumo squat, where the legs are farther apart. in this case, the butt isn't as low (not like a squat). i did this w/o much pain, but i didn't think it worked my lats enough
    Lats? Lats?

    Butt down in either position (sumo or conventional). Use your legs to drive up. Butt should move as one with your body. If your butt goes up first, then it becomes an SLDL.
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