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    Deadlifts - for beginners or not?

    I helped a friend of mine put together a routine for the gym. One of her friends keeps contradicting me on every point, one of them being that "a beginner should not be doing deadlifts". I really disagree with this. Everyone is a beginner when they first start doing a lift and I think deadlifts are perfectly acceptable even for someone who is new to lifting.

    What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decker87 View Post
    I helped a friend of mine put together a routine for the gym. One of her friends keeps contradicting me on every point, one of them being that "a beginner should not be doing deadlifts". I really disagree with this. Everyone is a beginner when they first start doing a lift and I think deadlifts are perfectly acceptable even for someone who is new to lifting.

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    Of course. As long as the person learns the proper form then there is no reason to avoid deads. Just start out really light (BB only if need be) and progress from there. Why would you not do them?

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    Everyone should do deadlifts.

    As Levantar said, they just shouldn't pack on the weights until the get form down.

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    God forbid you teach someone how to lift something off the ground in a safe and efficient manner. Deadlifts not for beginners? Where do people come up with this ****?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    God forbid you teach someone how to lift something off the ground in a safe and efficient manner. Deadlifts not for beginners? Where do people come up with this ****?
    The same school where turning without signals are taught. Its a tough college.

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    again, as long as the beginner is using proper form and a weight they are comfortable with, there is no reason NOT to dead. it promotes overall muscle growth and is one of the most efficient power moves.

    side note, i recently tried a new SDL combo move. its a SDL w/ a high pull. its alot about momentum, but if you do it for reps its killer.
    STEP UP TO THE (pullup)BAR.
    current - 155-160lbs, 7-8%bf

    Goal(s):
    Bench - 2*BW
    DL - 3*BW
    Squats - 2.5*BW
    10 consecutive muscle-ups

    Be a 175lb, 6%bf, cross-trained...FREAK

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