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I don't want to talk about the gym.

I don't want to talk about it.
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I found this on reddit but haven't read it yet

http://rippedbody.jp/how-to-bulk/
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rippedbody.jp was what taught me how to do leangains.
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I'm coming real close to completely writing deadlifts out of my program. I like them but I see no utility in them with my goals. Despite people saying that it's the best lift ever because it recruits all muscles etc etc. I pulled 400+ when I looked like I hardly lifted. Sure maybe it made my back a bit bigger and maybe traps, but they were still small. I betcha doing heavy bent over rows would give me way bigger growth.
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

I'm coming real close to completely writing deadlifts out of my program. I like them but I see no utility in them with my goals. Despite people saying that it's the best lift ever because it recruits all muscles etc etc. I pulled 400+ when I looked like I hardly lifted. Sure maybe it made my back a bit bigger and maybe traps, but they were still small. I betcha doing heavy bent over rows would give me way bigger growth.

your posts always make me lol and smh
post #53676 of 57256
I don't know what smh means.

I should probably clarify, deadlifts as main lift on back day. I'll use the hell out of some RDLs on leg day.
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Smh - smack my head

And yeah, RDL's are staples for me. Occasionally I'll do some deficit deads or clean grip deads for fun, at the end of my session, other than that I don't see much value in them unless it's specific to your sport (pl, strongman, oly).
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Smh = shaking my head

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WHen you guys talk about RDLs, are you really doing them with your legs completely straight?

I do my deadlifts with my hips as high as possible, because I want it mainly to hit my glutes (not interested in maximum weights, just trying to get juicy)
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WHen you guys talk about RDLs, are you really doing them with your legs completely straight?

I do my deadlifts with my hips as high as possible, because I want it mainly to hit my glutes (not interested in maximum weights, just trying to get juicy)

No, because those would be called stiff leg deadlifts.

 

RDLs you hinge at the hip as usual with a deadlift and then explode from below the knee to lockout. Lower to below knees and repeat.

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I like straight leg deadlifts too, they get my hammies pretty sore.
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

WHen you guys talk about RDLs, are you really doing them with your legs completely straight?


I do my deadlifts with my hips as high as possible, because I want it mainly to hit my glutes (not interested in maximum weights, just trying to get juicy)
No, because those would be called stiff leg deadlifts.

RDLs you hinge at the hip as usual with a deadlift and then explode from below the knee to lockout. Lower to below knees and repeat.

wat

i have no idea what this even means. How do you "explode from below the knee"


http://bretcontreras.com/whats-the-difference-between-a-romanian-deadlift-american-deadlift-stiff-legged-deadlift-and-straight-leg-deadlift/

Stiff legged =/= straight legged apparently

Seems like every website has a totally different idea of what RDLs and stiff-legged deadlifts are anyway
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Romanian deadlifts pretty much only target glutes: Is basically a horizontal hip thrust. Which is kinda dumb because the weight is in the vertical plain, so it's very inefficient because you have to channel that through your spine and arms etc.

Stiff leg deadlifts you let the bar come further put in front of you. It does back, hamstrings and glutes.
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What do you understand the technique difference to be?
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What do you understand the technique difference to be?

in the romanian deadlift the bar stays close to the body, the back stays straight or in extension, and it's not critical for the hamstrings to be stretched at the bottom; i.e. the knees can be slightly bent. The contraction is in the glutes. The RDL tends to not go so low because the back needs to stay straight so that the glutes alone are doing the work.

In the stiff leg deadlifts, the bar moves out in front of you, the back can flex a little (if you want it to, you can do it without and make it more about the hamstrings and glutes), and the knees stay straight because you want to feel the hamstrings stretching and contracting.

How low you go for both is totally up to you and your mobility, but SLDLs tend to go lower.

I prefer stiff leg deadlifts because it doesn't make sense to me to do such a heavy, compound lift that's pretty much only targeting the glutes. But if you don't have a glute machine and your glutes are lagging than RDLs totally make sense.
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