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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  1. #1
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    SLDL vs regular deads

    WBB routine 1 I think has SLDL on leg day and regular deads on back day. When I do these, though, I feel SLDL in my lower back a lot more than with regular deads (which I feel more in my legs). Is this on purpose? Am I doing it wrong?

    I think my form is pretty good, and I'm not really pushing it with the weight just yet until I think I have a good handle on it.

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    Drop weight for SLDL and concentrate on keeping your back straight and pulling with your hamstrings only!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    Drop weight for SLDL and concentrate on keeping your back straight and pulling with your hamstrings only!
    I keep my back very straight...as odd as it sounds, it might be the focus on keeping my back straight that causes it to get hit more.

    I'll try to "think" about my hamstrings more.

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    hanfeitzu,
    I had the same problem when I started. There is a sticky on the WBB Routines forum that shows all of the exercises in WBB #1. Have you taken a look at them?

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    I agree with those above. If your form is decent you will feel it in the hammies for sure. I would lower the weight some, check your form, and keep at it!
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    I had a problem with my lower back, so I changed up my form so that I stick my ass out and only bring the bar to about knee level. The ass-action (for lack of a better word) gives me just as much stretch in the hams without killing my lower back.
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    I just checked the videos again.

    I think I might not be sticking my ass out enough. Instead of keeping the bar over my feet it ends up slightly in front in the lowered position.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Are you stretching out your calfs, having good stretched calves will help you go lower on sldl allowing less stress on your lower back and more stress on your hams........
    I stand on a platform so I can lower the bar as far down as my toes..........

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    King Nothing ericg's Avatar
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    When you do SLDLs you really dont bend forward, you push your bum backwards - thats what you need to concentrate on. I like to keep a slight bend in my knees as well.
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
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    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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