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Old 12-08-2003, 07:10 AM   #1
Departed Roy  is offline
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Barbell deadlifts literally screw up my back. I do them with perfect form and technique, and still, my back is in pain for days inhibiting any future workouts. My buddy who i graduated with was a wrestler and football player said the same thing, so he just never did them or replaced them with dumbell deadlifts.

Does a barbell deadlift benefit much more than a dumbell as far as power improvement goes for sports? I think the dumbell deadlift would help improve grip strength a little more since each forearm is isolated from the other. Not to mention, being able to keep your back straight all the way. Any thoughts?


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