Question on what happened? v.deadlifts

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  1. knucks

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    So I was DL'ing at the gym today, and did 420. When I was pulling 420 my hamstrings/glutes strained a bit, didn't quite hurt, but like were sore. I thought I could go for 425, but as soon as I tried doing that my hams/glutes completely gave out I barely got more than an inch off the ground.

    What's up with that?
     
  2. TZ

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    do they hurt now? grats btw
     
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    you found your limit (420) and your weakpoints (glutes/hams)
     
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    +1.

    Also, start stretching prior to these types of exercises.
     
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    :ugh:

    Before lifting you want to warm up but stretching too much can destroy the "stretch reflex." Stretching AFTER lifting is a good idea though.
     
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    ya, must be. Gotta work on them hams/glutes I guess..I pulled 445 last week from the bottom pin, but I guess not nearly as much glute/ham is involved there

    edit: they don't hurt now..so i didn't injure them or anything
     
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    Did I say to excessively stretch the hell out of your muscle prior to lifting.... No.

    When doing squats and deads you need to warm up a bit and at least get a good 30sec of stretching in though. And if you don't stretch after working these muscles you are an idiot.
     
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    I'll bite, what is the benefit of stretching before lifting?
     
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    :mamoru:
     
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    A brief stretch in addition to one - two warmup sets prior to lifting will aid in the ability of the muscle to move heavier weights with less risk of pulls or injuries.
     
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    How much do you squat?
     
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    Is that why STATIC stretching has been shown (in peer reviewed literature) to decrease force production?
     
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    and ceaze comes in to deliver the knock out punch!
     
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    movement prep warms you up better than static stretching
     
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    get back to the subject, wtf do i do to strengthen my hams/glutes now? straightleg deads, squats?
     
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    What about dynamic stretching before a workout,such as the movements shown in MM
     
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    tis good
     
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    pulling from a deficit
     
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    GMs or pullthroughs might be good
     
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    lets see now....you want to strengthen your glutes and hams....I don't know...



    glute ham raises might be good....in addition to GMs/Pull-throughs/RDLs/pulls from deficit
     
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    you need single leg exercises if you want your glutes working optimally
     
  22. Phineas Q Stork

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    single leg SLDL/RDL are fun for the glutes
     
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