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Old 01-09-2010, 06:45 AM   #5
Steven Webster
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Re: Deadlift effect on knees

Any sitting back movement puts additional strain on the hips and removes some tension from the knee; movements involving a deep knee bend, namely front squats and olympic back squats will put stress on the knees unless the trainee performs a full repetition, in which case the stress is shared and primarily absorbed by the butt.

The bottom line is the hips (and the floor) take pressure off the knees during a deadlift.
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