Thread: deadlifting and your shins
10-19-2005, 07:35 PM #1
deadlifting and your shins
today was the first time i deadlifed and my shins were red as **** afterwards...the bar is supposed to rub up against your shins when u deadlift right?...i guess i need to work on my shin calus's now...for my first time deadlifting i didnt go too heavy cause i dont wanna take the chance of injurying myself but am looking forward to doing it again next week...im making it regular exercise in my routine...i ended with 315 for 4 reps with a belt and no straps,,,do these numbers sound ok for my first try....im 5'9" 195lbs...training for about 2 years
10-19-2005, 07:41 PM #2Originally Posted by operation******
10-19-2005, 08:11 PM #3
sounds like you found a new favorite exercise. get used to the banged up shins... between me and my crew someone is always bleeding... besides that's a sign of a good starting position. keep with it not many exercises pay dividends like deadlifting.
10-19-2005, 08:20 PM #4Originally Posted by RJstrong
Last edited by operationgetbig; 04-12-2007 at 10:53 AM.
10-20-2005, 01:25 PM #5
Our group has always worn long socks to eliminate the bleeding from pulling DLs. You need to keep bar as close to shins as possible and that leads to scraping the shins. Before wearing socks my shins were always red and bleeding, never developed a callus. Dls are great exercise, good form is crucial to lifting heavy.
10-20-2005, 01:43 PM #6
socks = friction. just use some baby powder and if you get cut so be it, it is part of the sport.
10-24-2005, 10:50 AM #7Banned
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One way to get away from the bleeding shin problem is to do sumo deadlifts. If you are not a competitive powerlifter this will work. But if you are then there is no way around it because even if you compete with a sumo deadlift, you should train with both conventional and sumo.
10-24-2005, 02:23 PM #8
i do sumo and i get gets on my legs EVERY work out! conventinal is worse, but sumo, it still happens
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