stiff legged deadlift problem..

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  1. crucialkc

    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    i've heard that SLDL's are good for your hamstrings on leg day but when I do it, i mostly feel it in my back more than anything. i try to focus on pushing my hips back and then lifting the weight with my hips but i still feel it in my back rather than my legs. any tips?
     
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    don't arch your back.. pretend like you're popping your ass out.. and dont lock your legs out completely.. focus on pulling with your hammies
     
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    i'm not sure how to focus on pulling with my hams.. with that said, i don't arch my back and i DO push my hips out. any tips on how to focus on the legs? (like what should i focus on pushing with)
     
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    its hard to explain.. just try to .. feel it in your hammies..do just the bar and try different things until you feel the strain back there.. id unno, deadlifts just came naturally to me :hs:
     
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    i read the title as "stiff leg humping problems" :run:
     
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    stop posting :hs:
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    but im serious :hs:
     
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    at the bottom of the lift i feel my hamstrings get tight but i don't feel them flexing on the way up
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    to your original question, have you tried doing it with a much lower weight then your used to? i find that especially with deadlift not going all out the first time will help you more down the line. when you are doing the actual movement isolate your hamstrings in your mind and just try and pull up with them. for me this works when trying any new lift that seems a bit complicated
     
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    yes, i've tried lowering the weight and upping it.. should i push with my heels maybe? how far apart should my legs be?
     
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    i keep mine a little more than shoulder width

    lemme go try the left and see exactly what i do, brb
     
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    what i just did was push down hard with my feet while pushing my hips forward with my hamstrings. this seemed to work with just a 40lb DB
     
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    shoulder width, i do mine a little less..do it without any weight..just do it in the mirror.. slight knee bend..

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    bend knees and keep them locked, keep an arch in your back, push your butt back as far as possible while starting to bend over
     
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    so when you start to go up, do you push your hips like you're humping the air?
     
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    keep your legs/hips in one spot, force your back up without losing the arch, by doing this you'll recruit your hammies..just sorta..unfold
     
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    hmmm still not helping.. i only feel it when i push my hips back at the bottom of the lift. not feeling any tension on em on the way up.
     
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    keep your weight on your heels, you might want to put something underneath your toes to help
     
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    you could try doing RDL instead
     
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    I always do RDLs rather than SLDLs, the average gymgoer doesn't understand the difference though.
     
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    i'm an average gymgoer.. please explain the difference, i'm genuinely curious and have been wondering about this for awhile now..
     
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    i lift with my hips... i don't know if that is what makes the difference between the two or not??
     
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    lyle just did an article in today's newsletter about the difference between SLDL and RDL, with pictures.

    sign up for the newsletter on bodyrecomposition.com and you should get it.
     
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    signed up and didn't recieve it! can you just copy and paste it plz?
     
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