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    Stiff-Legged Dead Lift or Dead Lift

    Whats your preference for lower back?

    I do Stiff-Legged Dead Lifts, but wondered if there are any perks choosing
    one over the other for lower back.

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    Regular DL's for lower back.

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    I think Stiffs are more hammy friendly

    But standards are the best for overall development and strength

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    I prefer stiff-legged... more emphasis on back.

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    I would think that SLDLs are better for hypertrophy because there is more of an emphasis on the negative portion of the lift. Deadlifts, in theory, should be better for strength and explosive power because you don't have the stretch reflex helping the concentric portion of the motion. Use both. I periodicially switch out one for the other.





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    SLDLs, if done correctly are to target the hams...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisROCK
    SLDLs, if done correctly are to target the hams...
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...gDeadlift.html

    Erector spinae are synergests, though. IMO, you can get a good low back WO from these. Almost as good as GM's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by du510
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...gDeadlift.html

    Erector spinae are synergests, though. IMO, you can get a good low back WO from these. Almost as good as GM's.
    Most definately. I do SLDL for Hams AND back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco32
    Most definately. I do SLDL for Hams AND back
    Exactly.... you and I are runnin the same train of thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisROCK
    SLDLs, if done correctly are to target the hams...
    Eh, SLDLs if done correctly tear up your entire posterior chain. However, a bit more emphasis is placed on the hamstrings relative to a standard deadlift. However, that doesn't mean your glutes and erector spinae are sitting idle during the movement.





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    Quote Originally Posted by CowPimp
    Eh, SLDLs if done correctly tear up your entire posterior chain. .
    I agree. I always feel a knot in my lower back before completing my set.

    It feels (On Me) its primary work is performed on the lowerback, with the secondary hitting the hamstrings.


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    I still don't understand why people still insist on looking at exercises (especially something like a deadlift which encompasses so many things) as "back" or "legs" or "hamstrings". I just say look at it as a posterior chain exercise. Train movements not body parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-funk
    I still don't understand why people still insist on looking at exercises (especially something like a deadlift which encompasses so many things) as "back" or "legs" or "hamstrings". I just say look at it as a posterior chain exercise. Train movements not body parts.

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    I find GMs better for lower back, and yes they still hit my hams somewhat. I do them on leg day.

    I used to do SLDL damn near every week.

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    I've never done SLDL. Regular DLs kick my ass well enough.

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