I work back the day after I do legs (squats), but have heard that deadlifts are simply the way to go for an overall growth/strength exercise. No one else I personally know does them and no one at my gym does them either when I'm there.
But from what I've read, it seems that if I want to leave my legs out of the lift, I should use partials. My question is, is that known as a "straight leg" deadlift? Basically I'm trying to look up some online demo of what motion I should use, and what I should be careful of to make sure I don't hurt myself. Is this right: http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...gDeadlift.html
I tried them once last week, and they felt pretty awkward (which I think is to be expected, right?). I was in the power rack, and used about 135 (bar and 2 45's), with the pegs on the rack set about knee level. I was bending over, trying not to curve my back, and keeping my knees locked.
I wasn't exactly sure if I should be keeping the bar close to my body, or if it varies as you pull it up. I also wasn't sure exactly what muscles I should really be concentrating on. I do know that my fingers/hands were giving out from pulling weight that way (which I'm obviously not used to.).
Any suggestions including alternate movements? Thanks for the help!