I know traditional deadlifts are a great compound movement but for just back development wouldn't you guys agree that stiff legged deadlifts are better?
better back developement or overall development?
Last edited by Adam; 02-25-2001 at 03:47 PM.
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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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No, I don't agree.
Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
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@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL
I mean I think stiff legged deadlifts would be better than traditional deadlifts solely for developing the back muscles. Not overall development. Why don't you guys agree?
Try Good Mornings. You'll see what's superior for lower back development. Be careful to have an ambulance close by, too.
SLD put more stain on the hamstrings then the back. Another reason why Deaflifts are better ....... How much weight do you use when you deadlift ??? and how much weight do you use when you SLD ??? There you go ....
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Both Squats and Deadlifts should give you more lower back exercise than you know what to do with.
Even if SLDL isolated the lower back more, you only want to isolate a muscle if you feel that a compound movement regimen is not recruiting it enough.
I personally cannot do Squats and Deadlifts in the same week because of my lower back. Everyone is different though.
Hope this helps.