So...Straight Leg Deadlifts?

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  1. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    I have been doing these lately, and can't feel anything what so ever in my hamstrings.

    Are these similar to lat pull downs where you just have to learn/get used to them until they work? I know for the longest time lat pull downs only made my arms tired until one day I started to feel it in the lats.

    I usually keep my back arched, legs barely bent, and bent at the waist until I feel a good stretch in my hamstrings, then go back up. Is this how you are suposed to do them?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    It sounds like you are doing them appropriately.

    Where do you feel it work?
     
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    Keep the bar close as possible to your shins as your go up.
     
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    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    Upper back and little of the lower. Maybe arms just from the grip. Pretty much everywhere but the hamstrings. :rofl:

    Granted I was only doing ~185lbs or so.
     
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    RDL > SLDL
     
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    this doesnt make sense.
     
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    how so?
     
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    if he can't "feel anything" in his hamstrings then how can "feel" a good stretch?
     
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    I know I sound like a retard, but whats the difference?
     
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    cant feel anyting in my hamstrings whatsoever

    but i feel a good stretch in my hamstrings. taken literally, it doesnt make sense
     
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    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    Oh man, sorry. I guess I can feel something. Just not what I am supposed to.:o

    I am pretty sure this isn't a stretching only movement.
     
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    are you referring to the next day?
     
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    I didn't see the first bold.
     
  15. Skeletor

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    maybe your hamstrings are a strongpoint in your posterior chain so you feel it more in your glutes/back :dunno:


    was probably the same thing for lat pulls where your biceps were a lot weaker than your lats. That's how i am for bench... my tris get too fatigued to continue before my chest even feels anything.
     
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    RDL: back stays arched, bar stays against the body, hips/butt are pushed backward. You only lower as far as you can without losing your arch, which usually means you'll stop when your hands are just below the knee (you'll feel a major stretch in the hamstrings at that point). The Dan John video on google has good instruction on performing a proper RDL.

    SLDL: bar moves out in front of the body, back is neutral, hips don't really move much, greater range of motion (which may mean standing on a platform so the weights don't hit the ground)
     
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    Ok, it looks like I have been doing RDLs then instead of SLDLs. I guess I never knew the difference. I assume these are still good for hamstrings though?

    And fatdude; I don't feel anything (besides the stretch) when I am doing them or after I am done.

    I do them after leg curls so my hamstrings have to be some what tired by then. :dunno:
     
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    I bet your form still sucks.
     
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    Probably. I've only done them a few times.
     
  20. Skeletor

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    does the romanian hit hams better than a regular deadlift?


    I guess if the focus is to stretch your hams out and then contract them then it should, since i don't really feel that kind of stretch during regular DL's... but i like asking stupid questions :)
     
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    yes
     
  22. Ceaze

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    Sounds like your legs may be TOO straight, and rather than "bending at the waist," just focus on pushing your butt BACK while keeping the bar against your legs. As you push your butt back your torso will lower automatically. You also want to stick your chin out as far as you can (think of trying to maximize the distance between your chin and butt).
     
  23. Skeletor

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    zomg no wai!

    :o :coold:
     
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    like an arrow :coold:
     
  25. Skeletor

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    nice av mike... you're definitely getting bigger :naughty:
     
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