Stiff Legged Deadlifts?

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Stiff Legged Deadlifts?

#1 Postby boardn10 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:05 pm

Are stiff legged deads in your weekly routine? They always hit my hams like no other exercise.

Problem I am having is that I do legs on one day and back on a separate day, and after doing stiff legged dead lifts, my upper back is very sore for days! So, I feel like I am over training my back.

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Re: Stiff Legged Deadlifts?

#2 Postby Dallas » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:03 pm

Take a three day gap inbetween them. I do regular deads because my hamstrings are bigger than my quads.

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Re: Stiff Legged Deadlifts?

#3 Postby boardn10 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:36 am

Thanks Dallas, I don't like hitting the same muscle group more than once a week so I was trying to squeeze all leg work into one day. I could do stiff legged deads three days later on my back day, but my hams still get some work on squat day. Plus, I have to think of time and I am pressed for time as it is in the gym. Adding deads on my back day will lengthen my workout. Maybe this particular phase I will skip the dead lifts and concentrate on squats and will do things like leg curls to add in some specific ham work.
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Re: Stiff Legged Deadlifts?

#4 Postby Barb123 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:19 pm

I also leave at least 2 days between training back and legs if I am going to use dead lifts in my back routine also.
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Re: Stiff Legged Deadlifts?

#5 Postby chewybaws » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:56 pm

If you want to benefit from compound exercises like stiff legged deadlifts then you're probably going to end up working muscle groups more than once a week.

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Re: Stiff Legged Deadlifts?

#6 Postby boardn10 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:43 am

chewybaws wrote:If you want to benefit from compound exercises like stiff legged deadlifts then you're probably going to end up working muscle groups more than once a week.


Yes, but that can lead to over training. Natural athletes have a limited ability to recover so I try not to touch the same muscle more than once a week. Maybe I will use leg curls for noe while squating. I also cut out dips for now because my current program has me doing chest one day and shoulders on another so I am skipping dips for this protocol. I felt like I needed something new anyway.

Hopefully the leg curls will hit my hams as much as the SL Deads did.
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