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    Deadlifting Observation

    Maybe it's just the gyms in my area but I notice that I can count on one hand the amount of people I see doing Deadlifts at the gym. It's really amazing and sad at the same time that there are less than 5 people who actually do this exercise and out of those 5 people two of them do it with proper form. Anyone else notice this?

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    yup. not many people do them because someone started the rumor that got across the world in like a year. deadlifting is bad for your back.

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    ya there is only like 5 of us that do them and there is like 7000 members and i never see anyone doing them but thats ok more room for me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike954 View Post
    ya there is only like 5 of us that do them and there is like 7000 members and i never see anyone doing them but thats ok more room for me lol
    +++2

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    im going to youtube and going to watch deadlifting now lol

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    I think its sometimes hard to tell who is doing them the "right way." Some lift for different reasons. I know when i want to incorporate my legs more i start lower in "the hole" but when i want more back i pull at a higher level. Some might say when i pull high that "i am doing them wrong" when in reality i am purposely doing them that way.

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    I dont do em... just because I don't know proper form and honestly i had heard the rumor that it's bad for your back too.

    Guess I better watch some youtube videos too. Can anyone post a good video w/ good form?

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    The "one hand forward - one hand backward" grip is important?

    Do you want to switch which hand goes which way once in awhile for muscle symetry or does it not matter since you arent using arms anyway?
    Last edited by D-Unit 39; 05-26-2008 at 10:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Unit 39 View Post
    The "one hand forward - one hand backward" grip is important? Or makes it easier?

    Do you want to switch which hand goes which way once in awhile or does it not matter?
    To me mix grip makes it easier when pulling heavy weight. Some say you should mix it up.

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    Dunit,

    You can try the two overhand with light weight, but when you start to move up in weight then I find the over under grip works best to counter balance the weight from falling out or slipping.... I just keep the over under the same and don't alternate..

    some say the two overhand is the most natural method and best for you, but I can't and havent noticed a difference other then stregnth of holding weight on bar...besides the over/under grip has been use from the begining... it is fine.

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    Sweet I'll have to give it a try next time in the gym at some lighter weight and see how I like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Unit 39 View Post
    Sweet I'll have to give it a try next time in the gym at some lighter weight and see how I like it
    Start ASAP

    So far this guy is beating you:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmOSAGBcOjI

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    i love deadlifting...i havent been able to lift as hard as i would like cause i think i hurt my back from having too much sex. im not even kidding. i didnt think it was possible but its the only thing i can think of lol

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    This is the same reason I hardly see people working out their legs.

    Because you see arms, chest, and back more than you see legs.

    Then you have guys who look like light bulbs...

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    Its my fave lift ever. I see plenty of guys deadlifting in my gym.. no girls. and I don't mean stiff legged stuff with dumbells either.

    some good stuff here on technique ----> Rippetoe on Deadlifts

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    I hurt my back deadlifting last week, because I was concentrating on not exploding the stitches in my knee......the ol back went out

    Im back on the horse and will be deadlifting today....

    happy deadlifting everyone!

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    deadlifts happen to be one of my favourite exercises, but just lately the gym i train at has been so busy when i go after work (yes its a small gym) that there arent enough 20kg weight plates or enough room for me to do deadlifts. I was fuming last week haha. Hoping to change my daily routines soon, different schedule etc, so then will be able to train earlier.

    I have shown several people at my gym the correct deadlift technique, and they stick at them for a week or so lol. But alas, i am pretty much the only person in the entire gym that trains my ****ing legs! and eats right! But ive lost count of how many use AAS, and are always asking me for advice

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