Which muscle group is deadlifting supposed to hit the hardest?

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    I've heard lower back, glutes, and hamstrings. I only feel it in my lower back though (my hamstrings are pretty strong, maybe that's why?). Am I doing it wrong, or is this normal?

    BTW, I did 5x225 on my 4th set tonight...personal best :) (keep in mind I was deadlifting ~100lb about 2 months ago)
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    lower back

    if you want to feel it in your hamstrings, widen your stance
     
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    I actually prefer to not work my hamstrings too hard on back day because I do legs the next day. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't doing it wrong.
     
  4. getjacked

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    nice improvement. Whole posterior chain is going to be hit, so basically along the lines of what you said
     
  5. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Almost exclusively your lower back, but depending on your stance and form you can theoretically hit your hams and glutes just as hard.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    longissimus, iliocostalis, and multifidus groups
     
  7. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    I started DL @ 95lbs on 1-1-06 and I did 5x230 on my 5th set two nights ago, so nyah. :p

    IByou had an injury and are rehabiliting, while I'm just weak
     
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    I took a few weeks off because of the stomach flu/cold, but no injuries :rofl:. I'd be lifting more if I was bulking, but I'm cutting more than anything and I focus on perfect form (last thing I want to do is injure myself during DL. Either way, that's a nice gain for 1 month :)
     
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    i feel em in my traps the next morning :o
     
  10. Merit83

    Merit83 Your mama was a snowblower!

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    Not to highjack the thread, but what are some things I can do to improve grip on this. I pulled 365x2 the other day, I know I could do more, but I can't hold on to the damn bar. :(
     
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    Straps
     
  12. Merit83

    Merit83 Your mama was a snowblower!

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    that's with straps :hs:
     
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    Merit83 Your mama was a snowblower!

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    edit - maybe i'm using them wrong, but they kind of slide when im using them. i can feel them loosening and rather than drop the weight on the ground, i just set it back down before i found out what happens.
     
  14. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Wow... :hs: Start crunking, it helps infinitely.
     
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    i just started doing deadlifts, my lower back was so sore...but I only did 100lbs :(
     
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    my strapped DL is like 100 lbs more than my non strapped :rofl: :o
     
  17. Merit83

    Merit83 Your mama was a snowblower!

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    same, i can hold on to 225 no prob, but once i hit 275 or above the straps go on.
     
  18. Merit83

    Merit83 Your mama was a snowblower!

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    is that the stuff grouch does, closing those things, or is there more to it than that?
     
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    :hsugh: You may want to start doing some static holds and farmer's walks, because that is horrendous.
     
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    Merit83 Your mama was a snowblower!

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    i have the wrists/forearms of an 8 year old girl.
     
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    :werd: I don't even bother with straps until 400+
     
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    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    i just started deadlifts 3 weeks ago and I'm doing 315x5 strapless. I could do more but I need a stronger grip.
     
  23. ACURA TL-S

    ACURA TL-S OT Supporter

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    The only time I ever use straps is when I am doing shrugs and that is because of the jerking motion and lack of regrip ability. Hell, I did some speed work this week with the 2" fat bar and a pronated grip. I had to regrip, about half way through the set though. I really need to get some chalk so I can stop using straps altogether.
     
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    My hands get too sweaty so i have to use straps.
     
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    my gym owner would shit midgets if I busted out chalk. Thats the only reason I'd switch gyms.
     
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