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    Wannahavebigmuscles Not Not Brian's Avatar
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    New user, Deadlift question

    Hello Everyone, this is my first post.

    Lets see...I just started the first wannabebig workout routine last week and had a question about deadlifts.

    I run into conflicting websites that tell me how to properly perform a deadlift. My problem is with finishing a rep. Do I set the barbell down after each rep, like starting a new set? Or do I keep it from the ground and finish out my set? This question is for straitleg and regular deadlifts. I'm sorry if this is a repeat question, I thought it'd be a good way to introduce myself. Thanks.

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    I let the plates hit the ground, and then I pull back up. Some set the BB down completely. I don't think it really matters all that much. Just do the movement however you feel most comfortable. It's more important to keep your back firm and contracted to prevent injury.

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    Wannahavebigmuscles Not Not Brian's Avatar
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    Thanks for the reply, I just did strait-leg deadlifts for the first time and it felt great. Thanks.

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    Do yourself a big favor and read this article. It could save you alot of trouble and pain.

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    Moderator Adam's Avatar
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    If you just touch n'go, make sure you don't bounce. It can **** your back and it will piss off everyone in the gym(noise)
    I reset on each rep.
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

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