alternate to stiff legged deadlift?

Discussion in 'Basic Training Principles and Methods' started by slateef, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. slateef

    slateef New Member


    i'm new to the concept of HST.

    will begin my workouts next monday, been trying to get my routine set...

    i tried to do stiff legged deadlift and for some reason it just didnt feel right, not sure if i was using proper form.

    are there any alternatives to this exercise that would work the same muscle groups? what is the best alternative (if there is one)?

    any advice would be much appreciated!
  2. BIZ

    BIZ New Member

    If you can't or don't want to do stiff leg deads, then the most widely used alternative would be leg curls (any variation). Deads and curls work the hammie in a different manner, but can be used as alternatives to each other as well.
  3. Justyn

    Justyn New Member

    Romanian deads
  4. kid largo

    kid largo New Member

    you should keep trying.

    Go light and look for the stretch.

    I think people can never feel them right because they dont know how to utilise the hams properly. Glute-ham tie-ins are usually pretty weak in the unconditioned.

    Once you get them you'll know
  5. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    From the "Selecting Exercises..." FAQ.

    Blade also mentions that if you don't feel your form is on (it doesn't feel right), that using leg curls is perfectly acceptable.
  6. xahrx

    xahrx New Member

    :) I do Squats and SLDLs three times a week, and I love 'em. The only thing that's led to me hurting my back so far is my girlfriend, and that's just 'cause she passed out in my lap one night and I didn't want to move her because she was tired after a long day. The things we do for love.
  7. Kate

    Kate New Member

    Hi, guys!

    sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.

    This is not perfect form IMO (stiff but slightly bent legs would be better), but still much better than what you usually see in the gym.

    As you lower the bar, tip your "tail" up behind you. Try to allow the hips to be the only joints moving. You will feel a nice stretch in the back of your legs if you have the form right.

    Try it nice and light and don't try to get too far down. Your goal should be to feel the stretch in the hammies, not to get the bar to the ground. If your body still can't make sense of it, leg curls will work.

  8. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    I do good mornings and leg curls both, and this seems to work pretty well for me.

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