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Started By aarnoe (Gillsville, GA, U.S.A.)

Started on: 3/2/2005 12:41:17 AM, viewed 1357 times
Alternate for Deadlift

Could anyone recommend a comparable lift to replace deads? I am trying to recover from a lower back injury and everytime I try deads I re-tweak it. I am able to do squats but just not deads. Here is my schedule (as suggested in a previous post).

– Squat, Dip, Chin

– Incl. bench, Bent row

– Deads, Mil press

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

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Adman (Sydney, NSW, Australia) on 3/2/2005 5:52:21 AM

Shrugs.

oneHITwonder (Here, and there, U.S.A.) on 3/2/2005 10:28:54 AM

You can try Deadlifts with a lower weight and concentrate more on form, or negative reps, or TUT.

You can also try Straight-leg Deadlifts(SLDL), again with the same suggestions. If you′re recovering from a lower back injury and took some time off, I wouldn′t try lifting heavy right off the bat.

danierusan (London, Middlesex, U.K) on 3/2/2005 11:03:37 AM

I kept on tweaking my back doing regular deadlifts too. I have switched to straightleg deadlifts in a smithmachine. I am upto 90kg for 16 reps and not even a twinge(over my bent leg PB). Also, get a belt to keep your form straight. And start light!!!

Analyzer (CDA, id, U.S.A.) on 3/2/2005 11:20:04 AM

Yes, take care of it. Better to replace than really injure your back.

Squats + Shrugs is about the most comparable replacement.

SLDL like everyone mentioned can be good but KEEP GOOD FORM.

Trap bar deads (TBDL) some find they can do no problem also.

Az

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