stiff leg dead lift

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  1. Casino

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    I just started doing stiff leg dead lift yesterday and I know it's suppose to work your back, but today my lower back is sore as a mofo. I don't know if its sore because I worked it out, or if its sore because I hurt something. It's been getting better, but I'm afraid of seriously fucking up my back. My friend said my form is fine. How much soreness should I feel in my lower back?
     
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    the first time I did stiff leg deadlifts my back was sore/stiff for about 5 days. its normal, I've heard many people say the same thing. Next time you do it, it shouldn't be sore like that.
     
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    Stiff legged are primarily used to focus on hams
     
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    i thought RDL was more for hams and SLDL were primarly back

    :rofl: im confused
     
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    if you arch you lower back and stick your ass it out=hams

    rounded lower back=back exercise
     
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    i also thought sldl was more ham than back :sad2:
     
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    as long as the bar is close to your legs = RDL ?
    when i do RDL's.. my lower back gets really charred
     
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    :dunno: I've always been told SLDL's to target hams, I definitely feel more isolation in my hams doing SL'd. Ceaze? :x:
     
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    im doing some today
     
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    they're linked.

    lower back + glutes = post chain

    the exercises do both
     
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    a common mistake in SLDL is for people to use their back to lower the bar.

    unless you're very flexible, doing a proper sldl will not allow you to take the bar to the floor.

    instead of bending at the waist to lower the bar, push your ass/hips back away from the bar to lower the bar. stick your ass backwards the the bar will lower and you'll feel a nice stretch in your hams.
     
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    RDL is good for the hammies IMO..
     
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    I say straight leg dead lift.
     
  14. dave.b.gtt

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    i tried this today and it works a treat for the hams if you stick your arse out instead bending over from your waist.
     
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    Not much soreness. The SLDL is mainly used for hamstring and glute development. The differentce is that when doing RDLS you dont keep your legs straight or "stiff" and instead of rounding your back you keep a natural curve.
     
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    I did them on monday off a 100 plate, and my hammies are still fucked.
     
  17. HooglyBoogly

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    How about you do a little less weight and more reps? If you are that worried about it and all...
     
  18. Skeletor

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    any time i change my set/rep scheme for deadlift my lower back feels like it's injured, but then 2 days later it's fine, and i can tell that it was just sore as fuck...


    I think soreness in the lower back feels different than soreness in most other muscles simply because it plays such a large role in balance and stabilization that the strain is a little different... just my theory that correlates with my experience. :dunno:
     
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