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Some people are afraid of heavy squats mainly due to the fear of being crushed. This mental block on the lift might make some people increase the weight at a slower pace just to make sure they're safe. I don't know if this is your case but if it rings a bell there are a couple of things to try. Squat in a power rack with safety bars/straps or a squat rack ...


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First off: 140kg deadlift / 95kg squat is slightly unbalanced, but not tremendously so. I have at times had a 100kg squat when able to deadlift 140kg. So it's worth looking at but not necessarily pathological. It's also still not clear where exactly the two lifts diverged in your progression scheme, which is key information. A few possibilities: ...


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Romanian deadlifts are not synonymous with stiff-leg deadlifts. In the Romanian deadlift, we hinge at the hip and rock backwards, allowing the knees to bend only enough to align our combined centre of mass with our base of support—that is, somewhere between our heel and forefoot, and ideally midway. For large loads—those that are high relative to our body ...


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You're allowed to bend your knees in RDLs. I think if you look closely in the first image, you'll see the guy is bending his knees slightly too. Although he has short femurs so he doesn't have to bend as much. You perform an RDL by unlocking your knees and pushing your butt back as you would a deadlift. It's about creating a hip hinge so that you can lower ...


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The stabilization argument is only one of several in favor of free weights, and it has been narrowed in the public consciousnessness to a facsimile of itself. The point is not entirely about "stabilizer muscles", but about developing yourself as a person who can do things. The argument for using free weights rather than a machine is that you learn ...


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I agree with @DaveLiepmann; the deadlift is irreplaceable. Yet, the motion of a one-legged deadlift with a resistance band might help you mimic the deadlift strength. It is certainly better than nothing. https://www.google.com/search?q=one+legged+deadlift+band&oq=one+legged+deadlift+band&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l4.7167j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


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There is no single alternative to the deadlift, because the whole point of the deadlift is that it does so many things so dramatically. It can be loaded more than nearly any other exercise. If this is what you're after, then a heavy barbell squat is close. In a home gym, you might be out of luck. Maybe try building an isometric pulling platform. It works the ...


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Nordic curls. Hold your feet under a bed while standing in your knees and use your body as a lever going up and down.


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