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    Trick for SLDL's ?






    What are the opinions about this "trick" for sldl's ?

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    The Most Amazing (and Ridiculously Simple) Trick For Stiff-Legged Deadlifts You Will Ever Read In Your Life!
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    The stiff-legged deadlift is one of the best exercises you can do for your hamstrings. The only problem is, it can also be one the hardest exercises to perform properly.

    For years, I tried to feel my hamstrings working when I did the stiff-legged deadlift. I knew it was the best exercise to work the hip extension function of the hamstrings but I never succeeded in feeling my hams work until I came up with this simple technique.

    Let me tell you, the very rep of the very first set I used this technique on, I could feel my hamstrings like never before! It was like a revelation. It was also extraordinarily simple. I guarantee if you've never had success with stiff-legged deadlifts, you will definitely have it after applying this technique.

    The trick? Elevate your toes on weight plates while you do the exercise. That's it! It's very simple but very elegant in the way it addresses the kinesiology and anatomy of the hamstrings. I will explain exactly how to set it up and the mechanisms of why it works so incredibly well.
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    Sounds like a recipe for foot injury. If you bend the knee you should have no problem stimulating the hams, at least for me it works great.

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    I never understood when people said that and all I see it doing is hyper extending the knee. Not something I want to do, especially with weight.
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    If you're gonna do that, why not simply stretch between sets? I guarantee that's all the guy is feeling, and I wouldn't risk hyperextending as the others said either. If you really want to, you could do it on a platform so long as your knees are still slightly bent.
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    I don't understand why people want to elevate their feet/heel on every fucking leg exercise. I see it in the gym all of the time and never got it. I understand why people elevate their heels for the squat, what I don't understand is why stretching the calves and hamstrings isn't the first thing that comes to people's mind when they are tight there.

    WRT SLDLs I can't remember every single rep of SLDLs I have ever done, but I do know that notonce did I think to myself, "Damn, these are hard, I can't feel them hitting my hammies, I should elevate my feet." If you have problems feeling your hammies, you're doing it wrong.

    So that's the way I feel dude, I would say forget it and just work on proper form.
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    all hamsting exercises should be done with your toes elevated....pointing up at you knees


    whats so fucking new about this

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnvanry
    all hamsting exercises should be done with your toes elevated....pointing up at you knees


    whats so fucking new about this
    Please explain this.
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    always point your toes at your knees...simple enough.

    when you point them away from your knees you calves will bear some of load, thus taking some tension off you hams. I do all ham exercises like this. I guess if your into powelifting this is pretty pointless advice though.

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    This is 1960s thinking.

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    How could you point your toes towards your knees when doing a SLDL?

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    By putting a board under your toes.

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    Ah... I see what he means now... I don't really see any need for that though... I have no problem feeling my hams when doing a SLDL Plus it seems like it'd be awkward to perform with a plate in that position...

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    Me neither, no point IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudge
    This is 1960s thinking.
    that's what I'm screaming...the author of the article calls it the best trick you'll ever read in your life

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    I would rather just do SLDLs on a platform, increase the range of motion, reap the benefits of an increased stretch in the hamstrings, and not risk hyperextension of my knees via the force of a few hundred pounds...
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