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Deadlifts are one of the three power lifts. Using a barbell, the trainee lifts the loaded bar from a "dead" stop on the ground, letting the arms hang down while opening the knee and hip angles until standing upright.

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Romanian Deadlifts vs. Back Extension

I'm going to a fairly small gym (because I live in a very rural area) with very little various possibilities when it comes to equipment and stuff. I'm doing back extension with extra weight for ...
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Can Deadlifts be used as a supplement to increase squats PR?

While I do BB squats I often do not have a spotter so in case of trying to get PR I find it a bit risky and hence my squats numbers are not increasing as much as I'd like to.But in case of a DL it's ...
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How few weight lifting exercises can I do and still get a good workout of the back muscles?

I have just spent 1 month working out with weights in a gym. Currently I am doing pull downs (not yet strong enough for pull ups) and seated rowing for my back. The seated rowing seems to be involving ...
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Is a 600 lb. deadlift possible at 160?

My goal is to hit 600 lbs. RAW on a deadlift -- no straps, belts, suits, or steroids. I am currently 160 and do not plan to gain anymore weight. My max dead is 315 lbs. now. I would need to almost ...
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Can I avoid Squating by doing sumo deadlifts

I dont like squating, so Im avoiding doing squats. However I enjoy deadlifting and Im doing them every day. A different variation each day. Is it really necessary to squat actually if you can do sumo ...
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Eccentric of clean deadlift form

During concentric, the deadlift is similar to a squat concentric followed by an RDL concentric movement. When it comes to heavier loads, it seems so the RDL eccentric directly leads me the barbell to ...
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Knees feel stressed when going into deadlift position

Whenever bend my knees after hip hinging, I feel quite a bit of stress on my kness. What muscles maybe causing this problem, and how can I develop them?
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Strength program

I am 29 and been working out for about a decade now and feel like i hit a point where my strength is not developing anymore. My total in squat, deadlift and bench was stuck between 1305 and 1350lbs ...
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Difficulty adjusting to body after I fixed anterior pelvic tilt

I had the symptoms of anterior pelvic tilt, and measured it roughly by standing back and feet against a door and measuring the gap between my lower back and the door. I did the corrective exercises (...
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Does sequential position of squats and deadlifts within a workout effect the hormonal benefit?

Folks like Charters William are fond of saying that squats and deadlifts are vital for natural body builders due to their function of stimulating testosterone and other muscle building hormone ...
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Neck position for reducing possibility of back injury in deadlift/squat?

I'm confused on how to get a neutral spine. Natural for me is to look straight ahead, but some say to look down for it ( eg: Mark Rippetoe for squatting). This Reddit post from thirteen years ago ...
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Punching fists down makes chest more engaged than lats...?

In this shorts by Jeremy Ethier, it is mentioned that punching fists down to the floor activates lats. I'm trying this at home, and while it does seem my lats are activated, it also at the same time ...
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Should beginners be doing Rounded Back Deadlifts in a beginner strength training program?

Ma Strength posted a video on Facebook with the following description: "To be prepared beforehand for any contingency is the greatest of virtues.” ---Sun Tzu The Art of War During maximal ...
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Deadlift form with less than 45 lb plates?

I've been working out for a while and just began to add deadlifts to my routine on back day. My problem is that I can't deadlift much. Mainly because I'm 400 lb and my knees aren't the best, I ...
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Why is it bad to overextend the back when doing a deadlift?

It seems natural to me to overextend the back, as hips through would naturally lead to that on less than maximal lifts. Why are these exactly a bad thing?
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Octagon Lifting Plates on a Boat

I read a thread with most everyone saying octagon plates aren't good for deadlifts. Is this due to poor spinning collars of some barbells that use bushings instead of bearings and lack of adequate ...
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Why does deadlifts makes you feel like you are going to pass out? Can it be avoided?

More than any of the other exercises that I do, whenever I complete a set (10 reps) of deadlifts (appx 175 pounds not as much as I see other people do), I feel the need to hold on to something or sit ...
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Why is my squat much weaker than my deadlift?

I've always known that my squat wasn't particularly great but after reading some baseline figures for someone of my experience level (just over 2 years consistent training) I've realised my squat is a ...
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Should I keep back straight in jefferson squat?

Some videos showing people bending their back to pick up bar at very bottom eg. I feel this is quite natural to me too but some instructional videos, eg by Ryan Humiston say that one should keep ...
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What is the minimum amount of deadlifting sessions a week that is still productive? [closed]

I am a 44 yr old male. I have been lifting weights for 3 ~ 4 yr now. The beginning was difficult, but in the last 2 ~ 3 years I have made progress without injuries. I hit the gym twice a week and, ...
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Glute exercises for someone with degenerative disk disease

I have degenerative disk disease in my low back. I've been weight training for over 30 years and I've had degenerative disk disease for about 10 years. I've adjusted my training over the years as it ...
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Is it my grip or is it the bar?

I have 200 lb. hand gripper which is very accurate. I can close these grippers for about 2 reps perfectly -- and don't cheat using the other hand to "set" it. In general, my hands are stronger than ...
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Why does this author recommend that you should do only one set of deadlifts?

http://startingstrength.com/article/who_wants_to_be_a_novice_you_do#.Uk2wDmSieLg The deadlift uses only ONE heavy set. ONE. Really. Sets-across deadlifts do not work, because for the deadlift more ...
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Coming back from injury, advise on deadlifts

Coming back from a car crash injury, was going to the gym a lot but had dropped deadlifts, recently re added to routine on light weights just as I know they are essential. The injury was me ...
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Deadlifting with an extended spine [duplicate]

Some people say one should deadlift with a neutral spine, other says slightly flexed spine is okay too, but what about an extended spine? When I deadlift, I notice a slight arch coming in back before ...
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Bar path in hack deadlift [duplicate]

In conventional deadlift, I've read that bar path is supposed to be straight up. In the variation with the bar behind the back, however, I think it can only be done with a slight horizontal motion as ...
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Deadlifting during and after MCL class Ii

I have not done a squat or a deadlift in close to 4 weeks. I overtrained and hurt MCL- based on what I read online I think it was a class II tear. I haven't had any pain for my re than a week. If I ...
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Placement of shoulder in deadlift

Some sites say the shoulder must be infront of barbell, 2, other's say it shoulder above barbell eg. But, I personally find it it best at a slight angle when pulling the barbell. Especially when I ...
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Leg pressing the deadlift but not the squat, why?

A good advice I heard for getting more leg activation in deadlift is to leg press the earth away when doing the pull and not starting with shoulder. However, this same cue is not given in squat altho ...
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Getting tight on the deadlift makes me unable to do it for reps

I hear many famous poewrlifter say that one has to make their entire body tight before they do hte pull on deadlifts. Now, when I try doing this, I find myself very fatigued after the first pull ...
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Will deadlifts build bicep muscles? [closed]

Will deadlifts build bicep muscles?
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Why is it said we do a knee extension in a deadlift?

This article I'm reading says that we do a knee extension in the deadlift. But, I can't understand how. I found this picture on the internet. In the above picture, we can see that the foot position ...
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Workout buddy deadlifts 1200? [closed]

So recently my old workout buddy moved due to work and I have a new one now, mid 20s in good shape and strength. The only problem, which is a big one, is that I suspect him of lying. He has been ...
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