I have been doing these for about 2 weeks. My gym doesnt have a leg press and I searched and came up with a RDL as a great ham excersize. That being said, I only feel it in my lower back as far as being "worn out". I feel the strech in my hams but dont feel like they are being worked very much. Is this normal? I try to do it exsactly as I have read(on here as well as other places on the net)
Are they being worked hard, or is it normal to not feel it as much? Take DB squats for instance, I know damn well after a workout what they work, LOL. Just dont get that "burn" in the hams from RDL's that I was looking for. Maybe I am just being paranoid. And yes, I realize that just because a muscle isnt sore the next day doesnt mean its not being worked.
Another q if you dont mind, might as well just make this one post and be done. On the BGB routine(which is KILLER BTW!!!) is it designed for 2 on 1 off, 2 on. Or is it 4 in a row(mon, tue, wed,thurs for exsample)?
Okay, first thing - RDLs.
Ass out and reaching back. Weight travels directly up and down the body. Look UP. Knees bend a little, lower the weight until just before you can't keep the arch in your back. Then explode up, pelvic thrust, lockout. Slow eccentric, explosive concentric.
I do two on, one off, two on, two off.
Usually Monday Tuesday off Thursday Friday off off.
Remeber to keep your knees bent but also do not squat down at the bottom of the lift.
Can you touch your toes without weight and a straight back? The other thing is do not rest at the bottom. Keep the weight from sitting down on the floor.
Instead of focusing on bending over with the weight just focus on pushing your ass backwards as far as you can, that sort of helped me learn the thing.
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So if Im feeling the hams stretch, I am getting what I am supposed to out of it? I try to do them just as built(and others) here explained. Biggest thing I see I am doing wrong is my knees were not slightly bent. Guess I was doing a SLDL? Thanks for the replies, will try to better my form. I noticed that these are recommended for a lower back excersise also?
I would guess that you are "pulling" the weight up with your lower back rather than "squeezing" your hamstrings/ass in order to bring the weight up. Think "squeeze" rather than "pull".
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