deadlifts for dummies

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  1. keeler

    keeler New Member

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    ok so i talked to my doctor and he said since i've lost about 20lbs he thinks its ok to incorporate deadlifts into my regiment.
    I watched this.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-O_MT72rck&feature=related
    is there anything else I should know?
    I've pulled muscles in my lower back before, should i wear a back support belt?
     
  2. keeler

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    also, i'm doing pur's routine from the stickies. Which day should i do deads on? back or leg day?
     
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    do starting strength instead
     
  4. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    I do Pur's routine too with a couple of addional lifts, and do deads first on back day.
     
  5. keeler

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    looks like a decent routine but i think i'm good for now. I'm getting gains and losing fat at a reasonable pace.
     
  6. Rumbaar

    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    I would work on some lower back strength first if you are worried. Good Mornings, until you can really strengthen/trust your lower back. Really light to test the waters.
     
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    do you wear a back brace?
     
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    I've been doing what i thought was a dead lift for some time now, but i guess i'm incorrect

    can anyone help me with the terminology of what im doing?

    I keep my feet about shoulder width apart, I slightly bend my knees but pretty much my legs are straight, and i bend at the waist and pick up the barbell. When lifting i go straight up and thrust my hips foward and return the bar down the same way i brought it up. Any help? thanks :)
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    i think deads are easier on the back than good mornings.
     
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    yeah what the fuck seriously
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    No I don't.

    I would just start with the Olympic bar, I use it to stretch my hamstrings as well before a session. For me, my weakest point when starting to do deads was my lowerback and glutes. They helped at the start, though now I don't really do them anymore.
     
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    deads on back day.

    squats on leg day

    bench on chest.

    see? 1 big lift on each day.
     
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    your first day, keep the weight LIGHT and don't push yourself hard. you will probably still be seeing stars and sore as hell the next few days if you havnt done any serious lower back work before
     
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    It's a deadlift still, but probably more of a straight leg or romanian deadlift. I do a similar style myself, I can't start with my thighs parallel to the floor like everyone here says you have to do because it owns my left knee.
     
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    You're saying it like that's something EVERYONE should follow..which makes you wrong.
     
  16. Ghost of Swayze

    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    thats why i use to lift...and saw the most gains
     
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    egxflash Riding on the Midship Express

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    i thought your legs were only supposed to be bent as little as possible that allows you to pick the bar off the floor?
     
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    i am not sure what you mean here
     
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    egxflash Riding on the Midship Express

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    it was mentioned here that you're supposed to have your thighs parallel to the floor at the starting position. I just bend over as far as i can with my back arched, and then bend my legs a but until i can reaach the bar and pull, driving my hips as i come up, straightening the legs as soon as the bar passes the knees.
     
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    oh yeah? Yeah?

    well, you're wrong because i say you are.

    nanny, nanny boo boo
    :ugh2:
     
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    I get dizzy and lightheaded doing deadlifts.
     
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    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    I like just doing one deadlift and then dropping the weight instead of easing it down. Seems safer
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    You can read all of the books and guides in the world, but IMHO the only way you can really learn correctly is hands on.
     
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