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    a question about deads

    Hey everyone

    I recently started working out again after a lengthy layoff and I had a few questions about the Built's BGB. Mainly, I am not sure if I am doing deadlifts properly, and since it is such an important (and easily damaged) part of the body I was wondering if you guys could give me a few pointers.

    I based my last attempt at deads on

    http://video.google.ca/videoplay?doc...arch&plindex=0

    and I have been pretty sore since. It could just be sore because I haven't hit the group so hard before, but I don't want to take any risks at this point.

    Also... I don't like rack pulls.... are shrugs a good substitute for them?

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    Ivan

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    My back hurt watching his form.
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    There is no substitute for the deadlift.
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    I think he could have kept his back arched, or at least straight (looked a little rounded to me), but hey, I ain't deadlifting 700 for reps!

    Why don't you like rack pull? Shrugs are good, but I think rack pulls are better. I'm not really intimate with BGB but I don't think the typical routine calls for both heavy deads and rack pulls. You probably want to do deads one week and rack pulls the next, to save yourself from overtraining.

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    You can't compare shrugs to rack pulls. Apples and oranges right there.
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    His form was ok but the back was not straight. It comes with heavy weights often.

    How do they get 700lbs with 7 plates a side? Am I missing something?

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    its 675, close enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepy Guy View Post
    His form was ok but the back was not straight. It comes with heavy weights often.

    How do they get 700lbs with 7 plates a side? Am I missing something?
    Its okay to have flexion at the thoracic spine (if you know what you're doing).

    You're missing the two 10 pound plates and the two 2.5 lb plates
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    My back always feels slightly sore after a heavy dead lift day. I only do heavy twice a month though. Make sure not to squat or do deads till the pain is gone, But I think its ok to be sore----deads just hurt.

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