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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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    Grammar Nazi BG5150's Avatar
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    What's the difference between Romanian and Regular Deadlift?

    What is the difference between Romanian deadlifts and regular ones? All the descriptions I've seen from both of them seem very similar.

    Since I am, like, the only one in my gym who deadlifts, no help there...

    Thanks in advance for your help.
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    Grammar Nazi BG5150's Avatar
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    So, it looks like RDL's don't touch the floor and regular ones do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150
    So, it looks like RDL's don't touch the floor and regular ones do?

    Correct - RDLs, depending upon flexibility, can go anywhere from just below knees, to approx 1/2 of the way b/w knees and ankles. Regular deads, IMO, put the weight down for a couple of seconds b/w each rep, on the floor.

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    That's half correct. Just remember that you need to push your ass back as far as you can until you really feel a stretch in your hamstrings. That's the reason why you shouldnt be hittin the floor on these.

    Oh yeah, your knees should be bent slightly only.
    Last edited by debussy; 11-25-2005 at 06:23 PM.

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    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/issa63.htm

    That's a good explanation to read through. You don't want to hinge at your knees like on regular dls, just keep the bar close to your body and push your ass back as others have said.

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    The primary difference between a regular dead and an RDL is that there is almost no quad drive with the rdl.
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    I found RDL and good mornings are quite similar.... Who can give some advice?

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    Hmmm, my toes kinda come off the ground and lose my balance almost when I push my ass back too much when doing RDL's, it's the only way I can really feel that stretch.

    I guess I gotta revise my form.... *uuuggghhh*.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ji Yang
    I found RDL and good mornings are quite similar.... Who can give some advice?
    Yes, they should be!

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    Thanks

    Thanks for starting this thread, I have wondered this same thing for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    Hmmm, my toes kinda come off the ground and lose my balance almost when I push my ass back too much when doing RDL's, it's the only way I can really feel that stretch.

    I guess I gotta revise my form.... *uuuggghhh*.
    If you are using the RDL for Ham work, then:
    Straighten your legs to make it a SLDL and you 'should' feel more of a stretch.

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    Some of you guys might find this article interesting.

    RDL vs. SLDL

    http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle....icle=250heavy2
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    Quote Originally Posted by 97muscle
    Thanks for starting this thread, I have wondered this same thing for a while.
    New to me as well. Definitely a good read.
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