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Thread: Traditional Deads vs. SLDL vs. Romanian Deads

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    Traditional Deads vs. SLDL vs. Romanian Deads

    I know how these different forms of deadlifts vary.

    Here's what I would like to know...

    1. Do all these types of deads hit the lower back equally? If not, which does it hit more and why?

    2. Which do you guys prefer?

    3. From my experiences, Romanian deads are the only ones I can do without hurting my lower back, which I do on leg days. I have a bad lower back and when I do those, i don't feel any pain in my lower back. Maybe when i did try traditional, my form was broken causing the pain, but even hyper extensions cause my lower back to hurt. When I do hyper extensions, as I finish, my lower back is in a lot of pain and getting to my feet hurts, but after 30secs to a minute, it pretty much goes away. I don't do hypers with any additional weight.

    Any thoughts? Do any of you do Romanian deads?
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    ive tried them. I like the constant tension on my hams
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    SLDL and Romanian deads are both mainly used for hamstring and lowerback work. Out of the three you mentioned, a true deadlift would have to be my favorite.
    Last edited by NaturalBuilder; 10-21-2004 at 12:11 PM.

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    I like traditional deads on my back day and I do straight-leg for Hamstring on leg day. I always feel the traditionals in my back more because I can do more wieght and still maintain proper form.

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    I did say if it lets you do a decent weight and maintain good form then use what works for you

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    well romanians are the only one i can do without hurting my back. I had a good article on proper form on it so I think that helped a lot. Does anyone have an extensive detail on form for traditional deads? I checked at exrx.net and it didn't help at all. Thanks guys
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    http://www.stumptuous.com/baddl.html

    I think this site has some good info on traditional and stiff-legged deadlifts.
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    thanks for the link, i'll check it out
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    pretty helpful link buddy, thanks. I think I may try some sumos, because one problem i always had when i did try traditional, was that i banged my knees.
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    One more thing, it's not really possible to do traditional deads with DBs right?
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    The "mechanics" of the deadlift changes somewhat when I use db. The plates on the dbs get in the way, so the weight shift a little forward. Also, since the plates on dbs are smaller, the lift start from a lower position. None of this is necessarily bad though. I'm not sure how it would affect your back.

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