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RE: My last deadlift
(04-16-2015 06:50 AM)KC4 Wrote:  Is there a good solid alternative to deadlifts? Good mornings or something

In a word, no. You don't have to do deadlifts, obviously, but there really are no substitutes.
04-22-2015 12:08 PM
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RE: My last deadlift
(04-08-2015 02:12 PM)Spike Wrote:  
(04-08-2015 01:31 PM)Moma Wrote:  Ne...I mean Spike, the fact that you are tall means that some of those exercises requiring to bend over can wreak certain havoc on your long lumbar region. It's good to see what other tall men are doing. Sometimes these exercises are magical for the short folk but an absolute nightmare for the more gangly gentleman.

Good recognition.

Aaaand there's Moma hitting the nail on it's head again. I'm indeed quite tall (6.3 with sneakers on) and most of that length is in legs. That's a long way to go for that barbell from nearly the floor.

Most of those youtube trainers aren't tall at all. at least not the ones I follow like Athlean x and Chris Jones. Not sure how tall Omar Isaf and Brandon Carter are ( that guy is a genetic freak anyway)

PS, just bought your book.

Have you tried Athlean's workout? Love his channel and curious about the actual workout.
04-24-2015 04:57 PM
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^^^ I also like his YouTube channel but I'm hesitant to buy the program. I don't want to spend money and then find out it isnt for me. Some of his exercises aren't things I would do in a gym with lots people around Smile

Perhaps i will try it out when I have a good month and some 'fuckyou' money to spend.

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04-25-2015 03:04 AM
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RE: My last deadlift
There really is no substitute for deadlifts. I gave them up a few years ago after an MRI revealed early degenerative disc disease. It sounds worse than it is, but it just means that the discs are wearing out, and supposedly 80% of adults in their fifties will have it. I'm 51.

As an alternative, I've added bodyweight leg curls. They are also known as Russian Leans. Trust me, they are a bitch and half, but they will absolutely work the posterior chain. Check out the video below. My gym doesn't have one of these benches, but they do have a sit up board with the padded ankle supports.

Give these a try. Just be sure to stretch afterwards as they might lead to cramping.




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04-25-2015 02:47 PM
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